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Mass 15th August 2009 Castel Gandolfo

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Mass 15th August 2009 Castel Gandolfo

I will be staying in Rome with my family,all of whom are Catholic including my elderly parent in August, 14-17th, what are my chances of seeing Pope Benedict. Would we need tickets for the above mass?

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1. Re: Mass 15th August 2009 Castel Gandolfo

There are no tickets for the mass. Check the information under Prefecture of the Papal Household at www.vatican.va.

Judging from photos from past years, the pope processes to the church and you can see him from behind barriers.

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Brilliant, thank you Zerlina!

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hi there i am staying in castel gandolpho at the moment. All ica tell you is what i saw on sunday. everyone gathered in the main square from quite early in the morning, this is the only square in the centre so easy to find- incredible and very happy atmosphere lots of chanting and music and flag waving. before the mass some people seemed to go into the palace early not sure how these people got in- the security at the front should give you info. then just before the mass they filled the rest of the space with people left over in the square. ididnt go in as i am not religious. the mass takes place inside an inner quadrangle behind the main doors. if you dont get in you can watch the screen by the door and then at the end of the nmass the pope came out on the balcony above the door and blessed the people in the square. there are bars all around where you can sit and have drink food etc. we have been traveling into rome on the train from the terminal. the only problem is the climb to the town from the station- very steep but you may be able to get a taxi. hope this helps.

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