Castel Gandolfo: Benedict’s Vineyard Was Uprooted

The delightful vineyard in a corner of the garden in the Castel Gandolfo Papal Summer Palace where Benedict XVI loved to be, has been uprooted during the last weeks.

“No one in the Vatican wants to talk about it,” (January 15) writes calling the vineyard “one of the most symbolic places of the previous pontificate.”

The space, about 1000 sqm, will reportedly be turned into a road.

The grapevines were donated to Benedict by the Coldiretti, an Italian agricultural association. He wanted them to be planted near the statue of the Good Shepherd, to underline their symbolic significance.

Now, the vineyard was destroyed in the shepherd’s face.


Planting a good vineyard costs between $600000 (barolo) and $6000000 (burgundy grands crus) per hectare.
A cheap one could cost $100000 per hectare. But I don't believe that Coldiretti gave something cheap to the pope. Who wants to be nicknamed Kain?
"Catch us the little foxes that destroy the vines: for our vineyard hath flourished."
This wanton destruction is the vindictive act of a vicious savage.

Bergoglio makes the Huns, Ostrogoths, Vandals and even the Saracens look good.
Why are they all so over weight ??????
Thanks Unrepentant Jorge of the Pachamamas.
St Michael the Archangel defend us in battle
"Now, the vineyard was destroyed in the shepherd’s face." -that too has symbolic signficance, they converted a place of growth and beauty into something dead and bleak.
Extremely symbolic!
F M Shyanguya
Sepp Benedikt
Typical of evil....
Two great symbolic gestures speak volumes in our time: the original garden desired by Benedict and the ripping apart, in Benedict's lifetime, of the same garden in order to build a road under the leadership of the great environmental Francis.
old school
That road will lead to hell