Pope Emeritus Benedict Returns to the Vatican

Pope Emeritus Benedict will return to the Vatican today. 

According to a CNA article, he will live in the Mater Ecclesiae Monastery, “where he will live a life of prayer and meditation. The monastery contains a chapel, a choir room, a library, a semi-basement, a terrace and a visiting room.

From CNA:

.- Benedict XVI will return to the Vatican on May 2 by helicopter, coming back the same way he left just two months ago when he resigned as Pope.

The return of a former Pope is something that has no historical precedent, making everything a new one for the Vatican’s staff.

Father Federico Lombardi, the director of the Vatican’s press office, told CNA April 30 that “there will be someone there to welcome Benedict XVI” but he is not yet sure who that will be.

The former Pope will arrive by helicopter around 4:30 or 5:00 in the afternoon, and after a brief greeting will head to the Mater Ecclesiae Monastery, where he will live a life of prayer and meditation. (Read the rest here.)

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  • pagansister

    Unlike some retirees, he won’t have to worry about money. He can do as he chooses and be comfortable until his death.

    • MaryMargaret

      really..you should be ashamed! Comfortable? Seriously..this man has given his whole life to the Church. Must have been a really easy life in Nazi Germany..watching your cousin being taken away because he had Down’s. His father…forced to be given lesser assignments because he would not join the party. How dare you? He has given his entire live to the Church. And, he has stood up for those people who have nothing. You owe this great and good man an apology..For shame! Comfortable?? Have you no decency? He is an old man..I Hope that he can die easily..and that St Joseph is praying for him..at the hour of his death. And the Blessed Mother Holy Mary, Mother of God..pray for us now and at the hour of our death…Amen. And, please, pray for Joseph Ratzinger..Grandpapa Bennedeto. May God bless him.

  • FW Ken

    Many years, Papa!

  • FW Ken

    He really is “Grandpapa” isn’t he.

    Ain’t life grand!