Pope Francis’ June 21 & 22 Schedule Details
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The Vatican has released a full schedule for the trip to Turin by Pope Francis on June 21-22.
The highlight of the papal trip will be a visit to the city’s cathedral to reverence the Shroud of Turin during its current public exposition.
The Pope will leave Rome early on Sunday morning, June 21. Arriving in Turin’s airport, where he will be greeted by local Church leaders and civic officials, he will travel into the city. At the cathedral, he will pray before the Shroud and also before the altar of Blessed Waldensian.
After concelebrating Mass at the Piazza Vittorio, the Pontiff will make a series of short visits: to a youth-detention center, with immigrants, with a Roma (gypsy) family, with religious, with the sick and disabled, and finally in the evening with young people.
After a night in the archbishop’s residence, Pope Francis will speak on Monday morning at the Evangelical Waldensian Church. Later he will visit his own relatives, celebrating Mass privately with family members who still live in the Piedmont region, from which his own parents migrated to Argentina. In the afternoon the Pope will meet with members of the committee that organized the exposition of the Shroud before taking his flight back to Rome.
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