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Pope, Vatican officials begin Lenten Retreat

CWN - March 14, 2011

Pope Benedict XVI and the leaders of the Roman Curia begin their annual Lenten Retreat on Sunday evening, March 13.

During the week-long spiritual exercises there will be no papal audiences, and the work of the Roman Curia is curtailed while top officials attend the retreat.

Father Francois-Marie Léthel, a French Carmelite priest, is preaching this year’s retreat. The theme for the retreat is: “The light of Christ in the heart of the Church: John Paul II and the theology of the saints.”

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