Tuesday, August 22, 2006

What Benedict XVI Plans to Visit in Bavaria

Trip Includes a Stop at His Hometown

VATICAN CITY, AUG. 21, 2006 (Zenit.org).- During his fourth international trip, from Sept. 9-14, Benedict XVI will visit some of the places that had great impact on his life.

The most important visits will be to Munich, the city of which he was archbishop from 1977 to 1982; the Altoetting Shrine, symbol of Bavarian Catholicism; Marktl am Inn, his birthplace; and Regensburg, the city in which he was a university professor and where his brother lives and his relatives are buried.

According to the official program, published Saturday by the Vatican press office, the papal plane will land on Saturday, Sept. 9, at 3:30 p.m. at the Franz Joseph Strauss International Airport, where the welcome ceremony at Munich will be held.


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