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#Castel Gandolfo

# castel-gandolfo - Friday 14 October, 2016

# castel-gandolfo - Saturday 23 March, 2013

Video: Pope Francis in unprecedented meeting with predecessor Benedict

The two men prayed after Pope Francis arrived at ‘Emeritus Pope’ Benedict’s lakeside residence in Castel Gandolfo earlier today in what was an historic rendezvous.

Francis to meet Benedict XVI in 'first ever' meeting of popes

This morning’s meeting of the Pope and Pope Emeritus is thought to be the first such meeting in history.

# castel-gandolfo - Friday 1 March, 2013

Cardinals begin process of arranging conclave to elect new pope

The tweets from the @pontifex Twitter account have been removed, with the account dormant awaiting a new pontiff.

# castel-gandolfo - Thursday 28 February, 2013

Benedict XVI formally steps down as leader of Catholic Church

Cardinals will now meet to elect a successor, while the 85-year-old former Joseph Ratzinger will be known as ‘Pope Emeritus’.

# castel-gandolfo - Thursday 6 September, 2012

Pope to whizz around Vatican in new electric car

New electric vehicle gets nod of approval from green minded pope.