What's this? / Report Bad Ads
Latest News
Pope Francis

These are the names of the 17 new cardinals the pope appointed at the consistory

November 19, 2016. 13 of them are under the age of 80, and thus able to vote in a hypothetical conclave, and four of them are non-electors.
Vatican

Vatican congratulates Trump and hopes his time in office "can truly be fruitful"

November 9, 2016. While speaking to Vatican Radio, Cardinal Pietro Parolin, the Vatican Secretary of State, congratulated the new president and hoped that his government "can truly be fruitful."
Vatican

Vatican strongly reacts to episcopal ordinations in China made without pope's permission

November 7, 2016. "In recent weeks, there has been a series of reports regarding some episcopal ordinations conferred without Papal Mandate of priests of the unofficial community of the Catholic Church in Continental China,” explains the Vatican in a letter signed by the Director of the Holy See Press Office, Greg Burke.

How to arrive at Castel Gandolfo, where the pope spends his holidays

2012-07-22

There are many ways to reach the town. For example, when Benedict XVI departs for his holidays there, he usually does so on-board a Vatican helicopter.

It can also be easily reached by car or by bicycle. Many people choose to travel there by bike on the ancient Roman road of the Via Appia. 

A train also departs from Rome's main terminal that stops at Castel Gandolfo, making the town an easy day trip from the city. 

Once there, visitors can enjoy the scenic medieval town that overlooks Lake Albano. As well as other attractions such as the town square and church of St. Thomas which were both designed by the Italian sculptor Gian Lorenzo Bernini.


AE
RR
JM
BN