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Benedict XVI pleased with new residence

Catholic World News - May 03, 2013

“Benedict XVI is very happy to return to the Vatican,” the Vatican press office announced in a May 3 press release after the emeritus Pope moved into his new residence at the Mater Ecclesiae monastery.

The retired Pope had indicated, when he announced his plan to resign, that he would dedicate himself “to the service of the Church, primarily through prayer,” the Vatican statement noted. The Mater Ecclesiae monastery was built to provide a site for contemplative prayer within the Vatican walls. Previously occupied by cloistered religious, it has been remodeled to accommodate Benedict XVI and his small domestic staff.

The Vatican quoted Benedict as saying that the new residence is “a welcoming home.” He added: “Here one can work well.”

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