Pastoral Visit of the Holy Father to the Diocese of Carpi (2 April 2017)


2 APRIL 2017

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Sunday, 2 April 2017

8:15 Departure by helicopter from the Vatican heliport
9:45 Landing at the ”Dorando Pietri” rugby field, athletic track in Carpi
10:30 Holy Mass in Piazza Martiri
Thanksgiving address by H.E. Msgr. Francesco Cavina, Bishop of Carpi
At the end of the Holy Mass: Angelus and Blessing of the foundation stones of three new buildings of the Diocese of Carpi: the Parish of Sant'Agata in Carpi; the House for spiritual exercises of Sant'Antonio in Novi; the “Citadel of charity” in Carpi
13:00 Lunch at the Episcopal Seminary with the Bishops of the Region, and elderly priests who reside in the House of Clergy and Seminarians
15:00 Meeting with the diocesan priests, men and women religious, the seminarians in the Seminary Chapel
Introductory words by H.E. Msgr. Francesco Cavina, Bishop of Carpi
After the meeting with the clergy, the Holy Father leaves the Seminary and briefly stops at the Cathedral
Transfer by car to Mirandola
16:30 Visit to the Cathedral of Mirandola
The Holy Father stops in the square in front of the entrance to the Cathedral, still unusable after the earthquake
In the area adjacent to the Parish of San Giacomo Roncole of Mirandola, floral tribute to the Monument in remembrance of the victims of the earthquake
17:30 Farewell and take-off from the sports field adjacent to the Parish of San Giacomo Roncole
19:00 Arrival at the Vatican heliport

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