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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...

Two Popes Have Historic Meeting

AP | NICOLE WINFIELD and PAOLO SANTALUCIA | Posted 05.23.2013 | Religion

CASTEL GANDOLFO, Italy — The two men in white embraced and showed one another the deference owed a pope in ways that surely turned Vatican proto...

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...

Pope Benedict XVI's Final Public Words As Pontiff

AP | Posted 02.28.2013 | Religion

CASTEL GANDOLFO, Italy -- Pope Benedict XVI delivered his final public words as pope on Thursday to well-wishers gathered at the papal vacation retrea...

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...

Pope: I Am A 'Simple Pilgrim'

AP | NICOLE WINFIELD and FRANCES D'EMILIO | Posted 04.30.2013 | Religion

CASTEL GANDOLFO, Italy — As bells tolled and the clock struck 8, the brass-studded wooden doors swung shut Thursday at this palace in the Italia...

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...

Wanda Poltawska, John Paul II Book Author, Responds To Church Criticism

AP | MONIKA SCISLOWSKA and NICOLE WINFIELD | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WARSAW, Poland — To him, she was "My Dear Dusia" and he signed his letters "Br" _ short for brother. She was one of a handful of people by his ...