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Pope’s Program for Italian Town of Carpi Today

Francis’ Jam-packed Day Will Involve Celebrating Mass, Meeting Religious, Visiting Cathedral Still Unusable After Earthquake 2012

Pope Francis is visiting the northern Italian city of Carpi, near Bologna, today, April 2, 2017. Here is the Vatican-released program of the Pontiff’s day trip:


Sunday, April 2, 2017

8:15 Departure from Vatican heliport

9:45 Landing at the”Dorando Pietri” rugby field, athletic track in Carpi

10:30 Holy Mass in Piazza of the Martyrs
Words of thanks to S.E. Msgr. Francesco Cavina, Bishop of Carpi

At the end of the Holy Mass: Angelus Blessing of the foundation stones of three new buildings of the Diocese of Carpi: the Parish of St. Agatha in Carpi; the Retreat House of St. Anthony in Novi; the “Citadel of Charity” in Carpi

13:00 Lunch at the Episcopal Seminary with the bishops of the Region, and elderly priests who reside in the House of Clergy and Seminarians

15:00 Meeting with the diocesan priests, men and women religious, the seminarians in the Seminary Chapel

Introductory words of S.E. Msgr. Francesco Cavina, Bishop of Carpi

After the meeting with the clergy, the Holy Father leaves the seminary and stop briefly at the Cathedral

Transfer by car in Mirandola

16:30 Visit to the Dome of Mirandola

The Holy Father’s stop in front of the entrance to the cathedral, still unusable after the earthquake

In the area adjacent to the Parish of San Giacomo Roncole Mirandola, floral tribute at the monument that remembers the victims of the earthquake

17:30 Farewell and take-off from the sports field adjacent to the Parish of San Giacomo Roncole

19:00 Landing Vatican heliport

[Vatican-provided program]


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