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El Cuerpo Incorrupto De San Pío De Pietrelcina

Relics of Saints Pio of Pietrelcina, Leopold Mandic Arrive in Rome

Saints Known for Mercy Are in Eternal City Through Feb. 11 as Part of Jubilee Events

The relics of Saints Pio of Pietrelcina, often known as Padre Pio, and Leopold Mandic have arrived in Rome.

The urns containing the relics of these two saints who exemplified mercy, which arrived about 3 p.m. Rome time yesterday, are in the Eternal City as part of the Jubilee Year of Mercy’s festivities and will remain here until Feb. 11th.

The Holy Father himself requested that the relics of the saints be brought to Rome to help inspire the Missionaries of Mercy who were selected this Jubilee year.

These missionaries are a select number of priests who have received from the Pontiff the charge to be privileged witnesses in their respective Churches of the extraordinariness of this Jubilee event.

This Ash Wednesday, Pope Francis will concelebrate Mass with more than 1,000 Missionaries of Mercy and will give them their mandate for the Holy Year Year, “including faculties to absolve even those sins normally reserved to the Holy See.”

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Below is the full schedule of the events planned regarding the urns containing the saints in Rome, which was provided by the Jubilee of Mercy website:3 FebruaryBasilica of Saint Lawrence Outside the Walls (San Lorenzo fuori le Mura)

15:00:    Liturgy welcoming the relics of Saint Pio and Saint Leopoldo, presided by Fr. Gianfranco Palmisani, Provincial Minister of the Friars Minor Cappuchin of the Province of Rome

18:00:     Celebration of the Eucharist presided by S. Em. Card. Agostino Vallini, Vicar General of Rome

20:30:    Prayer Vigil presided by Fr. Mauro Jöhri, Minister General of the Friars Minor Cappuchin

4 February

Basilica of Saint Lawrence Outside the Walls (San Lorenzo fuori le Mura)

7:30:   Celebration of the Eucharist

11:30:  Celebration of the Eucharist

18:00:  Celebration of the Eucharist

20:30: Interobbediential Penitential Liturgy presided by S.E.R. Mons. Rino Fisichella, President of the Pontifical Council for the Promotion of the New Evangelization

Jubilee Church San Salvatore in Lauro

22:00: Celebration of the Eucharist presided by S.E.R. Mons. Rino Fisichella, President of the Pontifical Council for the Promotion of the New Evangelization

Followed by: nighttime prayer vigil

5 February

Jubilee Church San Salvatore in Lauro

14:00: Celebration of the Eucharist presided by S.E. Mons. Michele Castoro, Archbishop of Manfredonia, Vieste, San Giovanni Rotondo

16:00: Procession with the relics of the two saints to Saint Peter’s Basilica

Reception of the relics by S. Em. Card. Angelo Comastri, Archpriest of Saint Peter’s Basilica

6 February

Saint Peter’s Square

10:00: Jubilee Audience with the Holy Father for Padre Pio prayer groups

14:00: Exposition of the relics for veneration by the faithful in Saint Peter’s Basilica

7 – 8 – 9 February

Saint Peter’s Basilica

Exposition of the relics for veneration by the faithful

10 February

Saint Peter’s Basilica

17:00: Solemn Eucharistic Celebration of Ash Wednesday with Pope Francis, and the commissioning of the Missionaries of Mercy

11 February

Saint Peter’s Basilica

7:30:   Celebration of the Eucharist

presided by S.E.R. Rino Fisichella

 

Departure of the relics of the two saints

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). 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, EWTN and Salt & Light. For 'The Other Francis': http://www.gracewing.co.uk/page219.html or https://www.amazon.com/Other-Francis-Everything-They-about/dp/0852449348/

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