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Pope makes surprise visit to Italian town

Catholic World News - August 12, 2011

Pope Benedict XVI made a surprise visit to the Italian town of Rosciolo di Magliano dei Marsi on August 11, leading a Vespers service in the 11th-century church of Santa Maria.

The Holy Father, who is staying at his summer residence in Castel Gandofo, traveled a bit more than an hour to the town in the Aquila province. After his visit to the church, he and his traveling companions—his brother Georg and 2 priest-secretaries—spent some time walking along the local paths before returning to the apostolic palace.

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