Castel Gandolfo

Francis Opens to Public the Gardens at Castel Gandolfo

'Where Splendor of Art and Glory of Nature Coexist in Admirable Equilibrium' Rome,   March 03, 2014 A statement from the director of the Vatican Museums says it was Pope Francis himself who decided to make accessible to everyone the gardens of the Pontifical Villas “where the splendor of art and the glory of nature co-exist in [...]

Pontifical Swiss Guard on Facebook

Nowadays having a personal or institutional account on Twitter or Facebook has become a kind of fashion. But sometimes it is hard to know whether the profile is authentic or not. A year ago on May 4, on the occasion of the swearing-in of the Pontificial Swiss Guard, the Guard launched its first official Facebook page [...]

Letter #57: Francis Meets Benedict

March 22, 2013, Friday -- Francis Meets Benedict "Very beautiful" embrace between Pope Francis and Emeritus Pope Benedict XVI at Castel Gandolfo in the Vatican Gardens upon Pope Francis' arrival.--Father Federico Lombardi, S.J. Padre Lombardi: "An historic meeting" Lombardi: Castel Gandolfo meeting a moment of profound communion The following is a Vatican Radio report on the [...]