The Holy Father Francis, accepting the invitation from His Excellency Msgr. Douglas Regattieri, bishop of Cesena-Sarsina, will visit Cesena to commemorate the third centenary of the birth of Pope Pius VI.
In addition, in response to the invitation of His Excellency Msgr. Matteo Maria Zuppi, archbishop of Bologna, on the occasion of the Diocesan Eucharistic Congress, the Holy Father will pay a pastoral visit to the diocese of Bologna.
Programme - Sunday, 1st October
Arrival by helicopter at the Hippodrome of Cesena
Encounter with citizens in Piazza del Popolo
Encounter with the clergy, young people and families in the Cathedral
Departure by helicopter from the Hippodrome of Cesena
Arrival in Bologna
Visit to the regional Hub of Via Mattei - Encounter with young people who have landed on Italian shores
Angelus prayer in Piazza Grande
with the participation of representatives of the world of work
Lunch with the poor, in the Basilica of San Petronio
Encounter with the clergy, in the Cathedral
Encounter with representatives from the university sector, in the Basilica of San Domenico
Celebration of Holy Mass
Departure by helicopter from Bologna and return to the Vatican