Sunday, June 24, 2007

The hills are alive!

Pope to go on vacation in Italian Alps in July

The Associated Press

VATICAN CITY: Pope Benedict XVI will vacation in the Italian Alps next month in a town that was a holiday favorite of his predecessor, John Paul II.

Benedict will spend his July 9-27 holiday in Lorenzago di Cadore, in the Dolomite mountains, the Vatican said Saturday.

The private vacation was described as a "period of rest," although the 80-year-old pontiff has two scheduled appearances, on July 15 and July 22, to deliver the traditional Sunday noon Angelus prayer.

From the Alps, Benedict will head to the Vatican summer palace outside Rome in the hill town of Castel Gandolfo, the Vatican said.

4 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lesson: Be like the Pope and take a vacation!

12:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Climb every mountain...forge every stream...follow every rainbow...til you find your dream...

8:36 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I sort of feel sorry for the Holy Father on vacation. Somehow I bet he doesn't feel free enough to just put on a pair of shorts and Hawaiian shirt and just laze about reading novels or whatever it is most of us like to do when we relax.

Sorka

6:47 AM  
Anonymous t.j. said...

:]

2:08 PM  

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