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Pope Francis to Visit Naples in June

Statement of the Director Ad Interim of the Holy See Press Office Alessandro Gisotti

The Holy Father will go to Naples on June 21, 2019.

This was announced today in a statement by Director ad interim of the Holy See Press Office, Alessandro Gisotti.

The reason for Francis’ visit, the statement noted, is to “take part in the Meeting on the subject “Theology after Veritatis Gaudium in the Context of the Mediterranean,” organized by the Pontifical Theological Faculty of Southern Italy — Saint Louis Section — of Naples.”

“The program foresees the Pope’s arrival in the capital of Campania around 9:00 am. The Holy Father will be welcomed, among others, by Cardinal Crescenzio Sepe, Archbishop of Naples and Grand Chancellor of the Faculty; by Monsignor Francesco Marino, Bishop of Nola, and by Father Arturo Sosa Abascal, Superior General of the Society of Jesus.”

The meeting’s public session, he explained, will be held in the Square in front of the faculty. The Pope will give an address focused on the subject of the meeting, and then, after lunch, he will return to Rome in the afternoon.

About Deborah Castellano Lubov

Deborah Castellano Lubov is a Senior Vatican & Rome Correspondent for ZENIT; author of 'The Other Francis' ('L'Altro Francesco') featuring interviews with those closest to the Pope and preface by Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Parolin (currently published in four languages); Deborah is also NBC & MSNBC Vatican Analyst. She often covers the Pope's travels abroad, at times from the papal flight, and has done television and radio commentary, including for Vatican Radio and BBC. She is a contributor to National Catholic Register, UK Catholic Herald, Our Sunday Visitor, Inside the Vatican, and other Catholic news outlets. She has also collaborated with the Vatican in various projects, including an internship at the Pontifical Council for Social Communications, and is a collaborator with NBC Universal, NBC News, Euronews, and EWTN. For 'The Other Francis': or

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