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Lenten Retreat begins Sunday for Pope, Vatican officials

Catholic World News - March 07, 2014

Pope Francis and the leaders of the Roman Curia will leave the Vatican on Sunday to begin their 5-day Lenten Retreat.

The retreat, which will be preached by Father Angelo De Donatis, will be held outside Rome at the Casa del Divin Maestro, a retreat house in Ariccia. In the past the annual retreats have been conducted at the Vatican, but Pope Francis, saying that Vatican prelates should leave their workplaces to take full advantage of the spiritual exercises, chose a site about 15 miles from Rome.

The retreat begins on Sunday, March 9, and concludes on Friday, March 14. During that time there will be no papal audiences, and work at other offices of the Roman Curia will be sharply curtailed.

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