Pope Francis’ schedule through Palm Sunday; will meet Benedict XVI at Castel Gandolfo on Saturday

Vatican City, 16 March 2013(VIS) – Following is a list of the upcoming activities of the Holy Father scheduled between 17 and 24 March.

17 March, Sunday: 10:00am, private Mass in the Vatican parish of Santa Ana.

12:00pm, Angelus from the window of his private study overlooking St. Peter’s Square.

18 March, Monday: 12:50pm, meeting with the President of the Republic of Argentina at the Domus Sancthae Marthae.

19 March, Tuesday: 9:30am, Eucharistic celebration to inaugurate the Petrine ministry in St. Peter’s Square (Entrance into the square will be permitted beginning at 6:30am. No tickets will be issued for that Mass. All who wish may attend.) Afterwards, before the Altar of the Confession in the Basilica, he will receive the greetings of heads of official delegations and later will return to the Domus Sancthae Marthae for lunch.

20 March, Wednesday: 11:00am, audience with fraternal delegates in the Clementine Hall of the Vatican Apostolic Palace. No General Audience will be held.

22 March, Friday: 11:00am, audience with members of the diplomatic corps accredited to the Holy See in the Sala Regia of the Vatican Apostolic Palace.

23 March, Saturday: 12:00pm, departure in helicopter from the Vatican heliport. At 12:15pm he will meet and lunch with Pope emeritus Benedict XVI at Castel Gandolfo and will then return to the Vatican.

24 March, Sunday: 9:30am, Palm Sunday Eucharistic celebration in St. Peter’s Square 12:00pm, Angelus.

Vatican Information Service

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