Pope Francis goes on retreat, takes the bus

taken from http://www.cbsnews.com/news/pope-francis-goes-on-retreat-takes-the-bus/

In this picture provided by the Vatican newspaper L’Osservatore Romano, Pope Francis arrives at a retreat outside Rome aboard a bus with cardinals and bishops, Sunday, March 9, 2014. AP

In this picture provided by the Vatican newspaper L’Osservatore Romano, Pope Francis arrives at a retreat outside Rome aboard a bus with cardinals and bishops, Sunday, March 9, 2014.

VATICAN CITY – Pope Francis left the Vatican on Sunday ahead of the first anniversary of his papacy, which he will pass with the Roman Curia on a Lenten spiritual retreat held outside the city state for the first time in decades.

 

The decision to hold the week of preaching and prayer in the town of Ariccia, in the Alban hills about 15 miles from the Vatican, is another sign of how the pope is unafraid to change age-old conventions.

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