Benedict XVI Leaves for Castel Gandolfo on Tuesday

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VATICAN CITY, JULY 2, 2012 ( The Vatican announced over the weekend that Benedict XVI will leave Tuesday for the papal summer residence at Castel Gandolfo.

As is customary, private and special audiences will be suspended during the summer months. The Wednesday public audience will also be suspended during July and will resume on Aug. 1, from Castel Gandolfo.

On Sundays and solemnities during this period, the Pope will pray the Angelus from the Apostolic Palace of Castel Gandolfo.