Pope Francis to go on retreat near Rome
Retreat in keeping with Jesuit practice17 October, 14:18
Francis is a Jesuit.
The exercises, planned for March 9 to 14, 2014 will be led by Angelo de Donatis, a spiritual leader for priests in Rome.
The practice of performing spiritual exercises at retreats has been seen before, including a Lenten series last February in which former Pope Benedict XVI participated.