Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Benedict XVI begins short vacation in Valle DAosta

From YouTube-Vatican's Channel:

July 14, 2009

On Monday July 13th, Benedict XVI left the Vatican and traveled to Valle d'Aosta where he will spend a short vacation in the Salesian Residence, Les Combes, until July 29th. Upon arrival, the Pope was welcomed by the Bishop of Aosta, Giuseppe Anfossi, who expressed his and the diocese's appreciation for the Pope's renewed gesture of friendship and proximity. The Bishop assured the Holy Father of the pastors' and faithful's prayers during the Pope's stay there. The mayor and other local authorities were also present to welcome Benedict XVI.

As in previous years, two public ceremonies are scheduled during this vacation time. On Sunday, July 19th, the Pontiff will travel to Romano Canavese in the diocese of Ivrea for the Angelus prayer. And on Sunday, July 26, he will pray the Angelus in the residence of Les Combes. The Pope's presence in the Valle d'Aosta this year takes on special significance since it is the commemoration of the 900th anniversary of the death of St. Anselm, bishop and philosopher. Following this vacation, the Pope will move to the summer residence of Castel Gandolfo where he will remain until the end of September.

See also from Zenit:

"Benedict XVI on Vacation: Rest and a 'Bit of Work'"

"Pontiff Heads to Alps for Vacation"


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