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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.

The Vatican Apartments will be Sealed shortly

2013-02-28

FR. FEDERICO LOMBARDI
Vatican spokesman
 “Visually nothing in particular will happen at the Vatican, except that the Papal apartments will be closed and the elevator that leads to it, will be sealed. This will happen a few minutes after 8.00pm.”

On Friday, March 1st, all cardinals will receive a letter from the Dean of Cardinals, Angelo Sodano. The letter will officially state that  Benedict XVI has retired, calling on them to come to Rome to elect his successor.

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