Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Pope thanks officials at Castel Gandolfo

Catholic World News - October 01, 2012

Pope Benedict gathered with religious and civil officials at Castel Gandolfo, his summer residence, to thank them for their assistance during his time of “study, prayer, and rest” there.

“In the summer period, Castel Gandolfo is confirmed as a ‘second see’ of the Bishop of Rome, which competes with the ‘first’ in the capacity to accommodate visitors and pilgrims who have come for the Sunday Angelus prayer or for the general audiences on Wednesdays,” the Pope said.

At the conclusion of his remarks, Pope Benedict entrusted the officials and their families to the Blessed Virgin Mary, “whom we venerate in the month of October as the Queen of the Holy Rosary.”

Additional sources for this story
Some links will take you to other sites, in a new window.

An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:

Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach seven million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!

Progress toward our August expenses ($21,832 to go):
$35,000.00 $13,168.44
62% 38%
Sound Off! CatholicCulture.org supporters weigh in.

All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!

There are no comments yet for this item.

Subscribe for free
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Recent Catholic Commentary

An unexpected surge in confessions? 3 hours ago
The Problem with Catholic Social Teaching 8 hours ago
In Iraq, the Pope has good reason to seek intervention, but fear unilateral US action August 20
As Catholic News Unfolds... August 19
An Iraqi archbishop's warning to the West August 19

Top Catholic News

Most Important Stories of the Last 30 Days
‘A real via crucis’: Pope Francis, patriarch plead on behalf of Iraq’s Christians CWN - August 8
Hundreds of thousands of Iraqi Christians in flight as Islamic State advances CWN - August 8