The Vatican announced the Pope’s trip on Saturday. He will arrive in the Umbrian city by helicopter on June 17 at 8:50 a.m. and will be welcomed by Archbishop Domenico Sorrentino of Assisi and by various civil and religious authorities.
At 9:30 a.m., the Holy Father will go by car to the Church of San Damiano and then to the Basilica of St. Clare at 9:50 a.m. for a brief visit and private prayer.
The Pontiff will celebrate Mass at 10:30 a.m. in the lower Basilica of St. Francis, followed by the recitation of the Angelus.
At 1 p.m., Benedict XVI will lunch with bishops from the region, the Franciscan community and the entourage in the residence of the Franciscan friars.
The Holy Father will also greet the German-born Capuchin Poor Clares.
At 4:30 p.m., in the Cathedral of St. Rufino, he will meet with clergy and religious.
The day’s events will conclude at 5:30 p.m. in the Basilica of St. Mary of the Angels where the Pope will pay a private visit to the Portiuncula. Afterward he will meet with youth in piazza in front of the basilica.