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Upon arrival at the monastery Benedict called it “a welcoming house,” the Vatican said.
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He will live on the Vatican grounds at a newly renovated convent called Mater Ecclesiae.
He was driven from the Vatican heliport to his new residence where he was greeted by his successor.
The papacy is the oldest living institution in the Western world.To be elected pope you must be over the age of reason – generally accepted as seven years old – you must be males, and you must be baptized.Following his footsteps, Pope Francis led a modest lifestyle that he took with him to the Vatican.You can literally say that there has been a papal presence in the Vatican since the founding of the Church in the 1st century.
Pope Benedict XVI reversed this rule so the pope elected would require a two thirds majority.By Eric Marrapodi and Hada Messia, CNN Rome (CNN) -Pope Francis welcomed his predecessor Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI back to the Vatican on Thursday afternoon.