VISIT OF THE HOLY FATHER
TO THE REGION OF ABRUZZO
AFFECTED BY THE EARTHQUAKE
28 APRIL 2009
Tuesday, 28 April 2009
|09.00||Departure by car from Vatican City|
|10.30||Visit to the Tent Camp in the village of Onna|| Greeting of the Holy Father
and Prayer for the dead
|11.00||The Holy Father will visit L’Aquila.
Stop in L'Aquila at the Basilica of Collemaggio.
The Holy Father will kneel in prayer in front of the urn of Pope Celestine V and will pay homage to him with a Pontifical Pallium
|Short visit to the Students' Residence.
Meeting with a group of students
|12.00||Arrival in the courtyard of the "Guardia di Finanza"in Coppito|
|Short meeting and greetings to Mayors and Parish Priests of the villages worst hit by the earthquake|
|12.30||Meeting with volunteers, rescue teams, military member, other authorities and faithful
Greeting of H.E. Msgr. Giuseppe Molinari, Archbishop of L’Aquila.
Greeting by Hon. Massimo Cialente, Mayor of L’Aquila
| Address and Prayer of the Holy Father
Recitation of the Regina Cæli
|The Holy Father will pay homage to the statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary of Roio, Our Lady of the Cross, with a golden rose|
|Greetings to the representatives of all people gathered in the area|
|Departure by car from the training school of the "Guardia di Finanza".|
|Arrival at the Vatican|
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