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Member of papal household killed in automobile accident

Catholic World News - November 24, 2010

A member of Pope Benedict’s personal household was killed in a traffic accident that took place on Tuesday night, November 23.

Manuela Camagni, one of the four women of the Memores Domini community who maintained the papal apartments in the apostolic palace, was fatally injured in a crash that occurred as she returned from a dinner with friends. She died on Wednesday morning.

In his new book Light of the World, Pope Benedict describes the everyday life of the papal household, in which he includes his secretaries and the women of Memores Domini:

We celebrate Christmas together, listen to the holiday music, and exchange gifts. The feast days of our patron saints are celebrated, and occasionally we also sing Evening Prayer together. So we celebrate feasts together. And then, besides our common meals, there is above all Holy Mass in common in the morning. That is an especially important moment in which we are all with each other in a particularly intense way in the light of the Lord.

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