Rare outing for Pope Benedict to summer residence

 Castel Gandolfo, a summer residence of popes since the 17th Century, pulled up its shutters Tuesday for a two-week visit by retired pontiff Benedict XVI.

Has ex-Pope Benedict ‘halved in size’?

Pope Emeritus Benedict’s deteriorating health has alarmed Archbishop of Cologne Joachim Meisner.

Benedict XVI marks 86th birthday in Castel Gandolfo

Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI on Tuesday celebrates his 86th birthday as the first former pope in over 700 years at his temporary home of Castel Gandolfo -- the papal summer residence near Rome.

Pope Francis meets his predecessor for historic lunch

In a rare event, newly elected Pope Francis of Argentina on Saturday met his predecessor for lunch in a palace at Castel Gandolfo, as per BBC report. For the first time such a meeting has been made possible after Pope Benedict XVI resigned from his post.