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Monday, May 28, 2018

Programme for the Pope's visit to Sicily

This morning, the Holy See's Press Centre published the programme for the Holy Father's upcoming Apostolic Voyage (in September) to the Dioceses of Piazza Armerina and Palermo (Sicily) where he will celebrate the 25th anniversary of the death of Blessed Pino Puglisi.


Programme for the Voyage of His Holiness, Pope Francis
to the Dioceses of Piazza Armerina and Palermo

Saturday, 15 September 2018
6:30am
Departure by car from the Casa Santa Marta in the Vatican.

7:00am
Departure of the aircraft from Rome's Ciampino International Airport

7:50am
Arrival at the Catania-Fontanarossa Airport
(This will only be a transit point, there will be no greetings or encounters with the Holy Father)

8:00am
Departure by helicopter from Catania-Fontanarossa Airport for the Piazza Armerina

8:30am
Arrival at the San Ippolito sports field in Piazza Armerina (Enna)
The Holy Father will be greeted by His Excellency, Rosario Gisana, Bishop of Piazza Armerina; by Doctor Maria Rita Leonardi, Prefect of Enna; and by Doctor Filippo Miroddi, Mayor of Piazza Armerina, and then will travel by car to Piazza Europa.

9:00am
In the Piazza Europa, the Holy Father will meet with the faithful.
The gathering will begin with greetings offered by His Excellency, Rosario Gisana, Bishop of Piazza Armerina.
At the conclusion of his speech, the Pope will greet some of the faithful.

10:00am
The Holy Father will greet the authorities who welcomed him upon his arrival and then will leave Piazza Europa and travel by car to the San Ippolito Stadium

10:15am
Departure of the helicopter from the Stadium

10:45am
Arrival in the Port of Palermo
The Holy Father will be greeted by His Excellency, Corrado Lorefice, Archbishop of Palermo; by the Honourable Nello Musumeci, President of the Region of Sicily; by Doctor Antonella De Miro, Prefect of Palermo; and by the Honourable Leoluca Orlando, Mayor of Palermo.

11:45am
At the Foro Italico, the Holy Father will celebrate the mass for the liturgical Memorial of Blessed Pino Puglisi.
At the conclusion of the Eucharistic celebration, greetings will be offered by His Excellency, Corrado Lorefice, Archbishop of Palermo.

1:30pm
The Holy Father will dine at the Missione di Speranza e Carità (Fra Biagio Conte), along with guests of the Mission and a representative group of detainees and immigrants.

3:00pm
The Holy Father will pay a private visit to the Parish of San Gaetano in the Brancaccio neighbourhood, and to the home of Blessed Pino Puglisi.

3:30pm
At the Cathedral of Palermo, the Holy Father will meet with Clergy, Religious and Seminarians

5:00pm
In the Piazza Politeama, the Holy Father will meet with young people

6:30pm
At the Palermo airport, the Holy Father will greet the authorities who welcomed him upon his arrival.
Departure from the Palermo-Punta Raisi Airport.

7:20pm
Arrival at the Ciampino International Airport and transfer by car to the Vatican.
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