Pope and Curia make Lenten Retreat


Another day in a Franciscan Vatican… and with it, yet another change to “the way we’ve always done things.”

Shortly after a report this morning by Paloma García Ovejero of the Spanish COPE network, the VatiSpox Fr Federico Lombardi SJ confirmed that the Pope had decided to take his first edition of the annual Lenten spiritual exercises with the Curia’s superiors to a Pauline retreat house outside of Rome (above), a far cry from their immemorial home in the Apostolic Palace. READ MORE