Pope returns to Vatican after spiritual exercises
Back by bus from Ariccia, hilltop town near Rome14 March, 12:47
The pope travelled back to Rome by bus, just as he and the accompanying cardinals from the Curia left.
Francis did not have any special celebration planned during the retreat at Ariccia, a suburban hilltop town 16 miles from the Italian capital.
The former archbishop of Buenos Aires has repeatedly called for a "poor" Church and shunned luxury and pomp since being elected following the shock resignation of former pope Benedict XVI in February last year.