Cardinal Tettamanzi Taking a Detour Before Heading to Milan

MILAN, Italy, SEPT. 5, 2002 ( Cardinal Dionigi Tettamanzi will travel to Fatima with 200 faithful of the Archdiocese of Genoa, as a farewell gesture before beginning his ministry in the Milan Archdiocese on Sept. 29.

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This coming Saturday and Sunday, Cardinal Tettamanzi will preside over a Mass in the Chapel of the Apparitions in Fatima. The Mass will be followed by a Stations of the Cross and a visit to places that symbolize the Marian vision.

The cardinal, who was appointed archbishop of Milan by John Paul II in July, will pray in Fatima with the faithful of Genoa, whom he has led for the past seven years. His new archdiocese is the world’s largest in terms of number of faithful.

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