At Benedict’s summer home, a town mourns its beloved visitor


              Photos of the late Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI are displayed in a shop in Castel Gandolfo, in the hills south of Rome, Tuesday Jan. 3, 2023. Benedict's death has hit Castel Gandolfo's "castellani" particularly hard, since many knew him personally, and in some ways had already bid him an emotional farewell on Feb. 28, 2013, when he uttered his final words as pope from the palace balcony overlooking the town square. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
            
              Patrizia Gasperini a shopkeeper of Castel Gandolfo, near Rome, shows a photo of the late Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI with her daughter Benedetta, during an interview with the Associated Press, Tuesday Jan. 3, 2023. Benedict's death has hit Castel Gandolfo's "castellani" particularly hard, since many knew him personally, and in some ways had already bid him an emotional farewell on Feb. 28, 2013, when he uttered his final words as pope from the palace balcony overlooking the town square. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
            
              Postcards of the late Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI are displayed in a shop in Castel Gandolfo, in the hills south of Rome, Tuesday Jan. 3, 2023. Benedict's death has hit Castel Gandolfo's "castellani" particularly hard, since many knew him personally, and in some ways had already bid him an emotional farewell on Feb. 28, 2013, when he uttered his final words as pope from the palace balcony overlooking the town square. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
            
              Photos of Pope Francis and late Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI are displayed in a cafe in Castel Gandolfo, in the hills south of Rome, Tuesday Jan. 3, 2023. Benedict's death has hit Castel Gandolfo's "castellani" particularly hard, since many knew him personally, and in some ways had already bid him an emotional farewell on Feb. 28, 2013, when he uttered his final words as pope from the palace balcony overlooking the town square. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
            
              Father Tadeusz Rozmus shows a cassock belonging to the late Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI during an interview with the Associated Press in the San Tommaso Da Villanova Parrish church in Castel Gandolfo, in the hills south of Rome, Tuesday Jan. 3, 2023. Benedict's death has hit Castel Gandolfo's "castellani" particularly hard, since many knew him personally, and in some ways had already bid him an emotional farewell on Feb. 28, 2013, when he uttered his final words as pope from the palace balcony overlooking the town square. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
            
              Father Tadeusz Rozmus shows a cassock belonging to the late Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI during an interview with the Associated Press in the San Tommaso Da Villanova Parrish church in Castel Gandolfo, in the hills south of Rome, Tuesday Jan. 3, 2023. Benedict's death has hit Castel Gandolfo's "castellani" particularly hard, since many knew him personally, and in some ways had already bid him an emotional farewell on Feb. 28, 2013, when he uttered his final words as pope from the palace balcony overlooking the town square. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
            
              Nuns leaves the San Tommaso Da Villanova Parrish church in Castel Gandolfo, in the hills south of Rome, Tuesday Jan. 3, 2023. late Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI's death has hit Castel Gandolfo's "castellani" particularly hard, since many knew him personally, and in some ways had already bid him an emotional farewell on Feb. 28, 2013, when he uttered his final words as pope from the palace balcony overlooking the town square. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
            
              A photo of late Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI is displayed in the San Tommaso Da Villanova Parrish church in Castel Gandolfo, in the hills south of Rome, Tuesday Jan. 3, 2023. Benedict's death has hit Castel Gandolfo's "castellani" particularly hard, since many knew him personally, and in some ways had already bid him an emotional farewell on Feb. 28, 2013, when he uttered his final words as pope from the palace balcony overlooking the town square. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
            
              A photo of late Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI is displayed during a mass in the San Tommaso Da Villanova Parrish church in Castel Gandolfo, where Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI made his last public blessing as pope in 2013, in the hills south of Rome, Tuesday Jan. 3, 2023. Benedict XVI's death has hit Castel Gandolfo's "castellani" particularly hard, since many knew him personally, and in some ways had already bid him an emotional farewell when he uttered his final words as pope from the palace balcony overlooking the town square. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
            
              A view of the balcony of papal villa of Castel Gandolfo, where Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI made his last public blessing as pope in 2013, in the hills south of Rome, Tuesday Jan. 3, 2023. Benedict XVI's death has hit Castel Gandolfo's "castellani" particularly hard, since many knew him personally, and in some ways had already bid him an emotional farewell when he uttered his final words as pope from the palace balcony overlooking the town square. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
            
              A man walks past the papal villa of Castel Gandolfo, in the hills south of Rome, Jan. 3, 2023. Benedict XVI's death has hit Castel Gandolfo's "castellani" particularly hard, since many knew him personally, and in some ways had already bid him an emotional farewell when he uttered his final words as pope from the palace balcony overlooking the town square. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
            
              FILE - A visitor looks at the pope's bedroom inside the papal villa in Castel Gandolfo, some 30 kilometers southeast of Rome, May 29, 2021. Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI death has hit Castel Gandolfo's "castellani" particularly hard, since many knew him personally, and in some ways had already bid him an emotional farewell when he uttered his final words as pope from the palace balcony overlooking the town square. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini, File)
            
              FILE - Pope Benedict XVI greets faithful from his summer residence of Castel Gandolfo, the scenic town where he spent his first post-Vatican days and made his last public blessing as pope, Feb. 28, 2013. Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI's death has hit Castel Gandolfo's "castellani" particularly hard, since many knew him personally, and in some ways had already bid him an emotional farewell when he uttered his final words as pope from the palace balcony overlooking the town square. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini, File)
            
              FILE - Pope Benedict XVI leaves after greeting the faithful from the balcony window of the papal summer residence of Castel Gandolfo, the scenic town where he spent his first post-Vatican days and made his last public blessing as pope, Feb. 28, 2013. Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI's death has hit Castel Gandolfo's "castellani" particularly hard, since many knew him personally, and in some ways had already bid him an emotional farewell when he uttered his final words as pope from the palace balcony overlooking the town square. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino, File)
            
              FILE - Vatican Swiss guards close the main door of the papal villa in Castel Gandolfo, south of Rome, Feb. 28, 2013, after Benedict XVI greeted the faithful for the last time as pope on Thursday. Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI's death has hit Castel Gandolfo's "castellani" particularly hard, since many knew him personally, and in some ways had already bid him an emotional farewell when he uttered his final words as pope from the palace balcony overlooking the town square. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino, File)
            
              FILE - Pope Benedict XVI greets faithful from his summer residence of Castel Gandolfo, the scenic town where he spent his first post-Vatican days and made his last public blessing as pope, Feb. 28, 2013. Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI's death has hit Castel Gandolfo's "castellani" particularly hard, since many knew him personally, and in some ways had already bid him an emotional farewell when he uttered his final words as pope from the palace balcony overlooking the town square. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino, File)
            
              FILE - Pope Benedict XVI greets faithful from his summer residence of Castel Gandolfo, the scenic town where he spent his first post-Vatican days and made his last public blessing as pope, Feb. 28, 2013. Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI's death has hit Castel Gandolfo's "castellani" particularly hard, since many knew him personally, and in some ways had already bid him an emotional farewell when he uttered his final words as pope from the palace balcony overlooking the town square. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno, File)
At Benedict’s summer home, a town mourns its beloved visitor