Not necessarily, they might just keep the 'copter at the local Italian airport.I read the other day that the pope has never had a drivers license but he did have a helicopter pilot license and he loved taking out the vatican copter. this makes it sound like the vatican does have a helipad.
How many monasteries do you know of in the Vatican? Without Googling?I don't understand this. If he's going off to some unknown monastery then he would have to leave vatican city.