2009-10-03 13:05:33

Pope Benedict returns to Vatican from Castel Gandolfo

(October 03, 2009) Pope Benedict XVI arrived in Vatican on Saturday 3rd of October after spending his summer at his summer residence at Castel Gandolfo in the outskirts of Rome. The Pope had arrived to this place on the 29th of July after spending a few days of quiet rest in the Mountains of Austria. In the last week of September the Pontiff visited the Czech Republic and had been to the Shrine of Infant Jesus. Prior to his departure Pope Benedict thanked all those who had helped him and the visitors during the summer, particularly the religious and civil authorities and spoke to them about the life example of the Little Flower, St Theresa of Lisieux. On Sunday 4th of October the African Synod of Bishops will commence in Rome and the Pope will be in the Vatican during the opening of the Synod.

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