Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Plan for Papal Visit to Paul VI's Birthplace

One-day Visit Set for Nov. 8

VATICAN CITY, OCT. 27, 2009 (Zenit.org).- Benedict XVI will visit Pope Paul VI's birthplace and inaugurate the new premises for an institute dedicated to the 1963-1978 Bishop of Rome.

The Nov. 8 visit to Concesio will occur in the context of the Holy Father's pastoral visit to the Italian province of Brescia, 30 years after Paul VI's death.

The Vatican press office published today the official program for the one-day pastoral visit. The Pope will arrive to Brescia at 9:30 a.m.. He will then make a private visit to the parish church of Botticino Sera, where he will venerate the remains of St. Archangel Tadini.

He will then be welcomed at the Duomo of Brescia cemetery, and will make a brief visit to this church.

A concelebrated Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. in the Paul VI Square of the city of Brescia. Benedict XVI will deliver the homily and after Mass, he will pray the Angelus and address a few words to the faithful.


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