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Castel Gandolfo

The Summer Estate Too Lavish For The Pope Is Now Open For Tourists

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 10.21.2016 | Religion

Pope Francis may be too humble to spend time at the lavish palace of Castel Gandolfo, but we aren’t. The Vatican announced on Friday that the papal ...

Pope Francis Invites Everybody To His Papal Gardens

Posted 03.04.2014 | Religion

In his characteristic inclusive fashion, Pope Francis has thrown open the doors to the papal residence at Castel Gandolfo to the public so that more p...

Earthquake Strikes Pope's New Home, Castel Gandolfo: Report

Posted 03.03.2013 | Religion

Lightning doesn't strike twice. Or does it? Various Italian news sources reported Sunday that a mild earthquake had struck Rome and surrounding are...

The Pope's Final Public Prayer

Posted 02.28.2013 | Religion

Pope Benedict XVI's appeared at Castel Gandolfo for what was his final public address. The transcript of his words, according to the Associated Pr...

PHOTOS: The Vatican's Florida?

Posted 02.21.2013 | Travel

When Pope Benedict announced that he would resign last week, speculation immediately turned toward who would pick up where he left off, but one of the...