Monday, July 22, 2013

The Pope in Brazil

A Brazilian stamp issued for the occasion of  World Youth Day

This is the week when the World Youth Day is being held in Brazil. Pope Francis is making his first official trip outside of Italy since his election in March. This is briefly the schedule of Pope Francis' week ahead:
Monday July 22, Departure from Rome, Welcoming Ceremony at the Garden of the Guanabara Palace, Courtesy visit to the President of the Republic at the Guanabara Palace at Sumare.
Wednesday July 24, Holy Mass in the Basilica of the Shrine of Our Lady of the Conception of Aparecida.  Visit and address at the St. Francis of Assisi of the Providence of God Hospital.
Thursday July 25, Visit to the Community of Varginha (Manguinhos) in Rio de Janeiro, Welcoming ceremony by the young people along the Copacabana beachfront of Rio de Janeiro.
Friday July 26, Recital of the Angelus Domini from the Central Balcony of the Archbishopric of St. Joaquin, Way of the Cross with the young people along the Copacabana beachfront.
Saturday July 27, Holy Mass with the Bishops of the 28th WYD and with Priests, Religious and Seminarians in the Cathedral of St Sebastian, Meeting with the Brazil's leaders gathered at the Municipal Theatre of Rio de Janeiro.
Sunday July 28, Holy Mass for the 28th World Youth Day at Campus Fidei in Guaratiba, Recital of the Angelus Domini at Campus Fidei in Guaratiba, Meeting with the Volunteers of the 28th World Youth Day, and departure for Rome.

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