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    Castel Gandolfo: retreat where Benedict 'has everything'

    euronews (in English)

    by euronews (in English)

    The picturesque village of Castel Gandolfo is well used to Popes: it has been their summer retreat for over 400 years.

    "Thank you, Benedict, we're all with you!" read the message in large silver letters hung below the balcony where the outgoing Pope greeted the crowd.

    He is no newcomer; he has spent an average of five weeks a year at the Apostolic Palace since he became Pope in 2005.