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).
It was time to head for Rome, or rather for Castel Gandolfo, in the Alban Hills about 25 km south-east of the city, where the students and superiors were in residence during the long summer holiday.
Outside the villa, the main piazza of Castel Gandolfo was packed with well-wishers hoping to catch a glimpse of history.
Auparavant les deux papes avaient prie ensemble, agenouilles sur le meme banc dans la chapelle de Castel Gandolfo.
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.
The press assembly at the Vatican is the start of a very busy week for Pope Francis as he prepares to visit his predecessor at the papal retreat at Castel Gandolfo.
The opportunity to meet him came when the late Prince Sultan bin Abdulaziz, the Saudi defense minister at the time, made an official visit to Italy in the 1990s, which included a meeting with the pope at his summer residence in Castel Gandolfo.
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.