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Bavaria’s Pope

Benedict XVI always considered it important to stay in contact with his homeland of Bavaria, and remains so even after his resignation from the Petrine Office. Here he receives a folk costume group at Mater Ecclesiae Monastery in the Vatican, where he has lived since his resignation.

During the tenure of the Bavarian pontiff:

Pilgrims at St. Peter’s.

High spirits prevailed, even on the trip to Rome. The chance to visit the Bavarian Pope was an occasion for many to travel to Rome.

Visitors from Bavaria touch the foot of the statue of St. Peter in St. Peter’s Basilica.

When Benedict made public appearances in Rome, blue and white flags were never far away.

Folk musicians, traditional costumers, and Alpine militiamen organized a Bavarian Festabend in the summer of 2012 at the Pope’s summer residence in Castel Gandolfo.

Bavarian customs may have taken a while to get used to for some Italians. Benedict XVI enjoyed receiving visits from his homeland. Alpine militiamen in Castel Gandolfo.

The Holy Father was received with great joy when he visited his Bavarian homeland in the summer of 2006.

An expression of heartfelt solidarity:

Benedict kisses the baby of a young mother from Bavaria.

Happy 90th birthday!:

Alpine militiamen congratulate the pope emeritus and bring him birthday wishes from back home.