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Benedict XVI may celebrate 65th anniversary publicly

Tuesday, 24 May 2016

Salvatore Cernuzio, Zenit

‘HE PRAYS, he loves to study and read, he dedicates himself to correspondence, he walks with the Rosary in his hand in the Vatican Gardens, he receives visitors.’ This is Benedict XVI’s life in the renovated Mater Ecclesia Vatican convent, where the Pope Emeritus has chosen to reside after his historic renunciation, according to the man closest to him, his private secretary, Archbishop Georg Gänswein. Archbishop Gänswein also serves the current Pontiff as Prefect of the Papal Household.