Castel Gandolfo


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Castel Gandolfo

(kästĕl` gändôl`fō), town (1991 pop. 6,784), in Latium, central Italy, in the Alban Hills, overlooking Lake Albano. Possibly occupying the site of ancient Alba Longa, it is the papal summer residence. The papal palace (17th cent.), its magnificent gardens, the Vatican observatory (founded 1936), and the Villa Barbarini enjoy extraterritorial rights. The Church of St. Thomas of Villanova was designed (17th cent.) by Bernini.
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Stefano Carosi tidies the glasses lining his coffee bar in Castel Gandolfo, a lakeside town southeast of Rome, awaiting his absent clientele.
After the meeting, the party headed to the Apostolic Palace of Castel Gandolfo, the Pope's summer residence, where they stood as a mark of respect next to the blessed olive tree (the Tree of King Hussein).
The current pontiff has made repeated gestures of friendship towards Benedict, visiting him in Castel Gandolfo, calling him on his birthday and holding mass for him.
Outside the villa, the main piazza of Castel Gandolfo was packed with well-wishers hoping to catch a glimpse of history.
Le pape Francois a rendu dimanche une visite "privee" a son predecesseur BenoEt XVI dans la residence d'ete des papes a Castel Gandolfo, au sud de Rome, a indique le Vatican.
Francis, the first Latin American pope, arrived by helicopter at Castel Gandolfo, where Pope Emeritus Benedict has been staying since resigning the papacy in February, citing ill health.
Benedict is living temporarily in Castel Gandolfo with his secretary Georg Gaenswein -- who confusingly is also the head of his successor's papal household -- and with the four housekeepers who looked after him when he was still pope.
This Saturday Pope Francis will travel to the papal retreat at Castel Gandolfo, where he will meet with Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI who resigned last month.
Viaja en helicoptero del Vaticano a la residencia de Castel Gandolfo y ahi, desde el balcon, se despide de la multitud que le corea.
Francis urged the crowd to pray for Benedict and immediately after his election spoke by phone with the retired pope, who has been living at the papal retreat in Castel Gandolfo south of Rome.
Du haut de ses 85 ans, il suivra le processus de la residence d'ete des papes, a Castel Gandolfo, a une trentaine de kilometres de la Ville eternelle.
Les lourdes portes de la residence d'ete de Castel Gandolfo, pres de Rome, se refermaient.