Following the resignation of the Pope will be living in a convent

Following the resignation of the Pope will be living in a convent

Vatican City : Vatican City | Feb 11, 2013 at 10:43 PM PST
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After retirement from the throne of the Pope will hold for a while in the summer residence of Castel Gandolfo, and then to live in a convent. This was announced by the head of the Service of the Holy See Federico Lombardi.

According to him, "the pontiff will go to the women's monastery on the Vatican Hill, but he will not be in seclusion and will enjoy freedom."

"Dad used to say recently that he would like to devote much time to prayer, reflection, and maybe writing books" - said Lombardi.

The head of information services also explained that the 85-year-old Pope has decided to abdicate the throne only because in recent months has become very tired from work.


rsa76 is based in Karāchi, Sind, Pakistan, and is a Reporter on Allvoices.
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