Bishop Marcello Semeraro of Castel Gandolfo, Italy, said that with the arrival of Pope Benedict XVI for his summer vacation, the happiest time of the year begins for the diocese.
In a July 15 interview with CNA, Bishop Semeraro reflected that having the Pope so close during the summer months “is a great joy.”
“The people of Castel Gandolfo feel it is like having someone from the family visit who fills us with affection,” he said. “Obviously, for us, this time when he is physically present makes our prayers that much more intense.”
Bishop Semeraro said that this summer the Pope will devote the month of July to working on the third volume of his discourse on the life of Jesus and that...READ MORE