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Pope Francis visits Benedict XVI before his upcoming birthday

April 13, 2017. Vatican releases statement that the pope visited Benedict XVI yesterday.
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Colosseum's Way of the Cross meditations written by female biblical scholar

March 31, 2017. Anne-MariePelletier'smeditations will be read during the event on Good Friday.

Crisis Also Affects Pilgrimages

2009-04-02

December has been the month with most pilgrims with over 300,000 visitors.

July was the month with least number of people, just 8 ,000. During this month the Pope was in Australia for World Youth Day.


During 2008 the Pope received 20,000 more people than last year for special audiences, but 600,000 less in the total of those that attended the angelus, general audiences and religious ceremonies combined.