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May 23, 2017. After the deadly terrorist attack at Victoria Station in Manchester, England, the pope has sent his condolences to the victims and their families.

Family gives Pope artisan chest with traditional items from his native Bavaria

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The general audiences is not only the best times to take gifts to the Pope, but also a great time to wear your best outfits. Every Wednesday, the Vatican turns into a colorful mosaic, which features traditional attires from around the world.

"It's a traditional Bavarian attire... Everyone is Bavaria dresses like that.”

But Benedict XVI receives gifts not just during the audiences on Wednesdays. The Pope is avid fan of music and is known to enjoy concerts in his honor. The last one he attended was a special performance composed by his brother Georg Ratzinger.


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