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Newly Appointed Pope Francis Visits Pope Emeritus Benedict At Castel Gandolfo

ROME, ITALY - MARCH 23: (EDITORIAL USE ONLY AND STRICTLY NO COMMERCIAL OR MERCHANDISING USAGE - BOOKS OUT, BROADCAST OUT, All image rights and copyrights reserved to the photographic Service of L'Osservatore Romano. IMAGE IS NOT LICENSED FOR USAGE BEYOND 60 DAYS OF CREATE DATE) Recently elected Pope Francis and his predecessor, Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, pray together at the papal summer residence Castel Gandolfo on March 23, 2013 near Rome, Italy. Pope Francis and Pope Emeritus Benedic met to have a private lunch. Historically there is no known records of a pope and former pope meeting as a new pontiff is only elected on the death his predecessor. (Photo by Servizio Fotografico L'Osservatore Romano via Getty Images)

Pope, former pope meet

Pope Francis travelled to the papal summer residence at Castel Gandolfo to meet with pope emeritus Benedict XVI, his predecessor, on Saturday, March 23. This historic meeting was a first in at least 600 years.