Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Bishop of Aosta shares details behind Pope’s Alpine vacation

Pope Benedict XVI

Rome, Italy, Jul 15, 2009 / 02:16 pm (CNA).- Bishop Giuseppe Anfossi has revealed details about Pope Benedict XVI’s vacation in the Italian town of Aosta and said the local residents are pleased to have the Pontiff with them until July 29.

In an interview with L’Osservatore Romano, the bishop said, “We haven’t prepared anything special or spectacular” for the Pope. “We want to respect his quiet time. We’ll see him if and when he wants. The people are happy just to have him here and they welcome him as if they were hosting him in their own homes.”

The Holy Father, he said, “will enjoy the wonders of this land, in serenity and tranquility. Everyone will be able to see him on Sunday morning when he recites the Angelus with us.”

See also from Zenit, "Nature, Music and Reading Fill Papal Vacation."


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