Thursday, March 14, 2013

Busy Schedule Ahead for Pope Francis

Today the Holy Father is expected to visit the Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore privately and will celebrate Mass with cardinals in the Sistine Chapel.

VATICAN CITY    The Vatican has announced Pope Francis’ schedule for the coming days, which will begin with Mass today in the Sistine Chapel together with the cardinals at 5pm.

It is expected that Pope Francis will pay a private visit to Santa Maria Maggiore today as well, asking for the Blessed Virgin’s protection and intercession during his pontificate.

On March 15 at 11am, he will officially welcome and address the cardinals, both those who elected him and those who are over 80.

On Saturday, March 16, Pope Francis will hold an audience for journalists and media representatives in the Paul VI hall. He will give an Angelus address on Sunday.

Pope Francis’ inauguration as Bishop of Rome will be held Tuesday, March 19, the feast day of St. Joseph. The inauguration Mass is to be held in St. Peter’s Square.

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