Friday, November 29, 2019

Pope to visit Greccio, Rieti, Italy

On Sunday afternoon (December 1), the Holy Father will visit the Franciscan Shrine of Greccio.  The Vatican Press office published the programme for this visit earlier today.

Programme for the visit of His Holiness, Pope Francis
to the Franciscan Shrine of Greccio

3:15pm (9:15am EST)
Departure of the helicopter from the Vatican heliport

3:45pm (9:45am EST)
Arrival in the square below the Franciscan Shrine of Greccio (Rieti, Italy)

The Holy Father will travel by car to the square in front of the Shrine, where he will be welcomed by His Excellency, Domenico Pompili, Bishop of Rieti; and Father Francesco Rossi, OFM, Guardian of the Franciscan Shrine.

4:00pm (10:00am EST)
At the Shrine grotto, the Holy Father will pause for a moment of prayer and to sign a Letter concerning the Manger scene.

Afterwards, in the Shrine church, there will be a Celebration of the Word.  The Holy Father will share a reflection.

5:00pm (11:00am EST)
Departure from Greccio for the return flight to the Vatican

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