According to Vatican Radio, some 800 people from the diocese, along with their archbishop and pastors, are expected to take part in the audience. Representatives of the civil authorities leading rebuilding efforts will also be present. In the name of all those present, the pastor of the Abbey of S. Eutizio near the town of Preci will address the Pope.
According to a press release from the Archdiocese of Spoleto-Norcia, the meeting will strengthen the local church in its principle task following the earthquake, namely, it noted, to support “the interior-moral renewal of the people.”
Its Archbishop, Renato Boccardo, said the meeting with the Pope “is dedicated especially to those who lost their loved ones, their homes, their economic security, those who have been displaced from their land.”
Next Sunday, Archbishop of Perugia-Città della Pieve, Cardinal Gualtiero Bassetti, will celebrate Mass for earthquake victims in the village of San Pellegrino di Norcia.
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To Watch the Pope’s Audience With Earthquake Victims: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=muT9kBa6Gc8