Pope Makes Private Visit to Northern Italian towns of Bozzolo and Barbiana

Holy Father Wished to Pray at Tombs of Don Primo Mazzolari & Don Lorenzo Milani

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Please find below the Vatican Radio – provided full program of the Pope’s day trip:


Tuesday, 20 June
7.30   Departure by helicopter from the Vatican heliport
9.00   Arrival at the sports field of Bozzolo, Mantua
The Holy Father is welcomed by:
His Excellency Msgr. Antonio Napolioni, bishop of Cremona and the Mayor of Bozzolo
Parish of San Pietro: prayer at the tomb of Don Primo Mazzolari (1890-1959)
The Holy Father will give a commemorative address to the faithful present in the Church
10.30   Departure from the sports field of Bozzolo
11.15   Arrival at the forecourt in front of the Church of Barbiana
The Holy Father is welcomed by:
His Eminence Cardinal Giuseppe Betori, archbishop of Florence and the Mayor of Vicchio, Florence
Private visit to the cemetery, and prayer at the tomb of Don Lorenzo Milani (1923-1967), on the occasion of the fiftieth anniversary of his death
In the Church: encounter with the living disciples of Don Milani and brief visit to the vicarage in the adjacent garden: the Holy Father gives a commemorative address, in the presence of the disciples, to a group of priests from the diocese and some young people housed in family residences (a total of around 200 people)
12.30   Departure from Barbiana
13.15   Return to the Vatican

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