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Vineyard Uprooted For Nothing

The vineyard of Benedict XVI in Castelgandolfo was uprooted for nothing.

This happened last year overnight and according to IlMessaggero.it (January 11) without Francis’ knowledge.

The vines were removed to make way for a state-of-the-art steel and crystal cultural centre for international exhibitions and conferences, but the project has been shelved now.

The Italian agricultural association Coldiretti gave the vineyard in 2005 to Benedict who liked to pray between the vines.

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GTVisrockin
Seems the Vat is still on the wrong tram, they need to remove Bergoglio!
Ultraviolet
"This happened last year overnight " Nothing like current news. ;-)
franciszek44
Symbolic mean...
mystic
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?
mystic
Had to uproot the true vine under the eyes of the good shepherd.