Updated: Thursday, 28 Feb 2013, 8:13 AM CST
Published : Thursday, 28 Feb 2013, 8:13 AM CST
Benedict is being welcomed in the town of Castel Gandolfo, but John Paul II truly made it his second home while he was pope, spending more than five years total there during his long papacy.
He had a swimming pool installed and liked to put his desk outside to work. He once caught the whiff of a barbeque and showed up as the surprise guest of a group of Swiss Guards.
— Frances D'Emilio — Twitter http://twitter.com/fdemilio