Pope Visits More Nuns

LES COMBES, Italy, JULY 15, 2004 (Zenit.org).- Visits to convents has become one of John Paul II’s activities during his summer holidays in the Alps.

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After visiting a convent of contemplative Carmelite nuns, on Wednesday the Pope visited the Benedictine nuns of the Regina Pacis convent in the Diocese of Aosta.

His aides alerted the community ahead of time about the Pope’s visit, so they invited the canons of the monastery of the Great St. Bernard, whom he had already visited in previous years.

“It was a celebration: there were about 100 people,” Vatican Radio explained today. It added that the Pope “feels particularly united to the monastic life, so that for him it was a very important moment.”

John Paul II left for a drive in the mountains at 10:30 a.m. today, taking advantage of the good weather.

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