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JANUARY 2012
1 Sunday
Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God
45th World Day for Peace

Vatican Basilica, at 9:30
PAPAL MASS
Holy Mass
Booklet for the Celebration
Photo Gallery

45th World Day of Peace 2012, Educating Young People in Justice and Peace
[Arabic, English, French, German, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish]

(Video)
Homily of the Holy Father
[English, French, German, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish]

Saint Peter's Square, at 12:00
Angelus
(Video)
Words of the Holy Father
[Croatian, English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish]
 
4 Wednesday
Paul VI Audience Hall, at 10:30
General Audience
(Video)
Nativity of the Lord: Mystery of Joy and Light
[Croatian, English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish]
 
6 Friday
Solemnity of the Epiphany of the Lord
Vatican Basilica, at 9:30
PAPAL MASS
Holy Mass
Booklet for the Celebration
Photo Gallery

(Video)
Homily of the Holy Father
[English, French, German, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish]
Saint Peter's Square, at 12:00
Angelus
(Video)
Words of the Holy Father
[English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish]
 
8 Sunday after the Epiphany
Feast of the Baptism of the Lord

Sistine Chapel, at 9:45
Holy Mass and Baptism of Children
Booklet for the Celebration
Photo Gallery

(Video)
Homily of the Holy Father

[English, French, German, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish]
Saint Peter's Square, at 12:00
Angelus
(Video)
Words of the Holy Father

[English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish]
 
11 Wednesday
Paul VI Audience Hall, at 10:30
General Audience
(Video)
Jesus' prayer at the Last Supper 
[Croatian, English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish]
 
15 Sunday
Saint Peter's Square, at 12:00
Angelus
(Video)
Words of the Holy Father

[Croatian, English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish]
 
18 Wednesday
Paul VI Audience Hall, at 10:30
General Audience
(Video)
Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 
[Croatian, English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish]
 
20 Friday
Paul VI Audience Hall, at 11:00
Audience with the Community of the NeoCatechumenal Way
(Video)
Address of the Holy Father
[English, Italian, Spanish]
 
21 Saturday
Memorial of St. Agnes
Presentation of the lambs, whose wool will be used to make the pallium for the new Metropolitan Archbishops
Photo Gallery
 
22 Sunday
Saint Peter's Square, at 12:00
Angelus
(Video)
Words of the Holy Father

[Croatian, German, English, French, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish]
 
25 Wednesday
Paul VI Audience Hall, at 10:30
General Audience
(Video)
Words of the Holy Father 
[Croatian, English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish]
Feast of the Conversion of Saint Paul Apostle
Basilica of St Paul Outside-the-Walls, at 17:30
Celebration of Vespers
Indications
Booklet for the Celebration

Photo Gallery

(Video)
Homily of the Holy Father

[English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish]

 
29 Sunday
Saint Peter's Square, at 12:00
Angelus
(Video)
Words of the Holy Father

[Croatian, English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish]
   
 

FEBRUARY 2012
1 Wednesday
Paul VI Audience Hall, at 10:30
General Audience
(Video)
Words of the Holy Father
[Croatian, English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish]
 
2 Thursday
Feast of the Presentation of the Lord
Day of Consecrated Life
Vatican Basilica, at 17:30
Vespers with the members of the Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life
Indications
Booklet for the Celebration
Photo Gallery

(Video)
Homily of the Holy Father

[
English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish]

 
5 Sunday
Saint Peter's Square, at 12:00
Angelus
(Video)
Words
of the Holy Father
[Croatian, English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish]
 
8 Wednesday
Paul VI Audience Hall, at 10:30
General Audience
(Video)
Words of the Holy Father
[Croatian, English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish]
 
12 Sunday
Saint Peter's Square, at 12:00
Angelus
(Video)
Words of the Holy Father

[Croatian, English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish]
 
15 Wednesday
Paul VI Audience Hall, at 10:30
General Audience
(Video)
Catechesis of the Holy Father
[Croatian, English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish]
18:15
Visit to the Pontifical Roman Major Seminary on the Feast of Our Lady of the Trust
(Video)
Lectio divina of the Holy Father
[English, French, GermanItalian, Portuguese, Spanish]
 
18 Saturday
Vatican Basilica, at 10:30
PAPAL MASS
Ordinary Public Consistory for the creation of new Cardinals and for the vote on several Causes of Canonization
Notification
Booklet for the Celebration
Photo Gallery

(Video)
Address of the Holy Father

[English, French, German, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish]
 
19 Sunday
Solemnity of the Chair of St Peter
Vatican Basilica, at 9:30
PAPAL MASS
Holy Mass with new Cardinals
Booklet for the Celebration
Photo Gallery

(Video)
Homily of the Holy Father
[English, French, German, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish]

Saint Peter's Square, at 12:00
Angelus
(Video)
Words of the Holy Father 
[Croatian, German, English, French, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish]
 
20 Monday
Paul VI Audience Hall, at 11:00
Audience with the new Cardinals
(Video)
Words of the Holy Father 
[English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish]
 
22 Ash Wednesday
Paul VI Audience Hall, at 10:30
General Audience
(Video)
Ash Wednesday 
[Croatian, English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish]
Basilica of St Anselm, at 16:30
"Statio" and Penitential Procession

Basilica of St Sabina, at 17:00
Holy Mass, Blessing and Imposition of the Ashes
Indications
Booklet for the Celebration
Photo Gallery

(Video)
Homily of the Holy Father
[English, French, German, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish]  
 
26 - 1st Sunday of Lent
Saint Peter's Square, at 12:00
Angelus
(Video)
Words of the Holy Father
[Croatian, English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish]
Apostolic Palace
"Redemptoris Mater" Chapel
, at 18:00
Beginning of the Spiritual Exercises for the Roman Curia
 
 

MARCH 2012
3 Saturday
"Redemptoris Mater" Chapel
, at 9:00
Conclusion of Spiritual Exercises
Words of the Holy Father
[English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese]
 
4 - 2nd Sunday of Lent
Holy Mass
at the Roman Parish of St John Baptist de La Salle at Torrino, at 9:30
Photo Gallery
Words of the Holy Father
[English, French, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish]
 
(Video)
Homily of the Holy Father
[English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish]
Saint Peter's Square, at 12:00
Angelus
(Video)
Words of the Holy Father

[Croatian, English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish]
 
7 Wednesday
Saint Peter's Square, at 10:30
General Audience
(Video)
Catechesis of the Holy Father
[English, Croatian, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish]
 
10 Saturday
Basilica of "San Gregorio al Celio", at 17:30
Vespers on the occasion of the visit of the Archbishop of Canterbury
Booklet for the Celebration
Photo Gallery
 
(Video)
Homily of the Holy Father

[English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish]
 
11 Sunday
Saint Peter's Square, at 12:00
Angelus
(Video)
Words of the Holy Father

[Croatian, German, English, French, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish]
 
14 Wednesday
Saint Peter's Square, at 10:30
General Audience
(Video)
Catechesis of the Holy Father
[Croatian, English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish]
 
18 Sunday
Saint Peter's Square, at 12:00
Angelus
(Video)
Words of the Holy Father

[Croatian, English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish]
 
23 Friday - 29 Thursday
Apostolic Journey to Mexico and to the Republic of Cuba
Missal for the Apostolic Journey: Mexico - Cuba

Photo Gallery: Mexico - Cuba

 

APRIL 2012
1 Palm Sunday and Passion of the Lord
Saint Peter's Square, at 9:30
PAPAL MASS
Blessing of the Palms, Procession and Holy Mass
Notification - Holy Week

Holy Week 2012
[Italian]

Booklet for the Celebration
Photo Gallery

(Video)
Homily of the Holy Father
[English, French, German, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish]

Saint Peter's Square, at 12:00
Angelus
(Video)
Words of the Holy Father
[English, French, German, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish]
 
4 Wednesday
Saint Peter's Square, at 10:30
General Audience
Apostolic Journey to Mexico and to the Republic of Cuba - Easter Triduum (Video)
[Croatian, English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish]
 
5 Holy Thursday
Vatican Basilica, at 9:30
Chrismal Mass
Booklet for the Celebration
Photo Gallery
(Video)

Homily of the Holy Father
[
English, French, German, Italian, Polish Portuguese, Spanish]

Basilica of Saint John Lateran, at 17.30
PAPAL MASS
Beginning of the Paschal Triduum
Mass of the Lord's Supper
Booklet for the Celebration
Photo Gallery
(Video)

Homily of the Holy Father
[English, French, German, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish]

 
6 Good Friday
Vatican Basilica, at 17:00
PAPAL MASS
Celebration of the Lord’s Passion
Booklet for the Celebration
Photo Gallery
(Video)
Colosseum, at 21:15
Way of the Cross
Booklet for the Celebration
Photo Gallery
(Video)

Introduction 
[English, French, German, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish]

Meditations by Danilo and Anna Maria Zanzucchi, Focolare Movement - Founders of the "New Families" Movement
[English, French, German, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish]

Address of the Holy Father
[English, French, German, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish]

 
7 Holy Saturday
Vatican Basilica, at 21:00
PAPAL MASS
Easter Vigil
Booklet for the Celebration
Photo Gallery
(Video)

Homily of the Holy Father
[English, French, German, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish]

 
8 Easter Sunday
Saint Peter's Square, at 10:15
Holy Mass of the Day
Booklet for the Celebration
Photo Gallery
(Video)
Central Loggia of the Vatican Basilica, at 12:00
"Urbi et Orbi" Message and Blessing
Photo Gallery
(Video)

Urbi et Orbi - Easter 2012
[English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish]

 
9 Easter Monday
Castelgandolfo, at 12:00
Regina Caeli
(Video)  
Words of the Holy Father
[Croatian, English, French, German, Italian, Português, Spanish]
 
11 Wednesday
Saint Peter's Square, at 10:30
General Audience
(Video)
Catechesis of the Holy Father
[Croatian, English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish]
 
15 - Second Sunday of Easter
Saint Peter's Square, at 12:00

Regina Caeli
(Video)
Words of the Holy Father  
[Croatian, English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish]
 
18 Wednesday
Saint Peter's Square, at 10:30
General Audience
(Video)
Catechesis of the Holy Father
[Croatian, English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish]
 
22 - Third Sunday of Easter
Saint Peter's Square, at 12:00

Regina Caeli
(Video)
Words of the Holy Father
[Croatian, English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish]
 
25 Wednesday
Saint Peter's Square, at 10:30
General Audience
(Video)
Catechesis of the Holy Father 
[Croatian, English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish]
 
29 - Fourth Sunday of Easter
Vatican Basilica, at 9:00
Holy Mass on the occasion of  Priestly Ordinations
Notification
Booklet for the Celebration
Photo Gallery

(Video)
Homily of the Holy Father
[English, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish]
Saint Peter's Square, at 12:00
Regina Caeli
(Video)
Words of the Holy Father

[Croatian, English, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish]
 

MAY 2012
2 Wednesday
Saint Peter's Square, at 10:30
General Audience
(Video)
Catechesis of the Holy Father 
[Croatian, English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish]
 
3 Thursday
Gemelli Hospital, at 11:00
Visit to the Catholic University of the Sacred Heart in Rome on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the institution of the "Agostino Gemelli" Department of Medicine and Surgery  
(Video)
Address of the Holy Father
[English, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish]
 
6 - Fifth Sunday of Easter
Saint Peter's Square, at 12:00
Regina Caeli
(Video)
Words of the Holy Father

[Croatian, English, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish]
 
9 Wednesday
Saint Peter's Square, at 10:30
General Audience
(Video)
Catechesis of the Holy Father
[English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish]
 
13 - Sixth Sunday of Easter
Pastoral Visit to Arezzo – La Verna – San Sepolcro
Photo Gallery
 
16 Wednesday
Saint Peter's Square, at 10:30
General Audience
(Video)
Catechesis of the Holy Father
[Croatian, English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish]
 
20 - Seventh Sunday of Easter
Saint Peter's Square, at 12:00
Regina Caeli
(Video)
Words of the Holy Father

[Croatian, English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish]
 
23 Wednesday
Saint Peter's Square, at 10:30
General Audience
(Video)
Catechesis of the Holy Father
[Croatian, English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish]
 
24 Thursday
Synod Hall, at 12:00
Meeting with the General Assembly of the Italian Episcopal Conference
Address of the Holy Father
[English, German, Italian, Portuguese]
 
26 Saturday
Saint Peter's Square, at 11:45

Meeting with
"Renewal of the Spirit"
Address of the Holy Father
[English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese]
 
27 - Pentecost Sunday
Vatican Basilica, at 9:30
PAPAL MASS
Holy Mass
Notification
Booklet for the Celebration
Photo Gallery

(Video)
Homily of the Holy Father

[English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese]
Saint Peter's Square, at 12:00
Regina Caeli
(Video)
Words of the Holy Father
[Croatian, English, French German, Italian, Portuguese]
 
30 Wednesday
Saint Peter's Square, at 10:30
General Audience
(Video)
Catechesis of the Holy Father
[Croatian, English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish]
 
JUNE 2012
1st Friday - 3 Sunday
Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity 
Pastoral Visit to Milan on the occasion of the 7th World Meeting of Families
Decree granting a Plenary Indulgence for the "Seventh World Meeting of Families" (17 May 2012)
[English, French, Italian, Latin, Portuguese, Spanish]

Photo Gallery 1
Photo Gallery 2

 
6 Wednesday
Saint Peter's Square, at 10:30
General Audience
(Video)
Pastoral Visit to the Archdiocese of Milan - 7th World Meeting of Families 
[Croatian, English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish]
 
7 Thursday
Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ
Basilica of Saint John Lateran, at 19:00
Holy Mass, Procession to Saint Mary Major and Eucharistic Blessing
Indications
Booklet for the Celebration

(Video)
Homily of the Holy Father

[English, German, Italian,
Portuguese, Spanish]

 
10 Sunday
Saint Peter's Square, at 12:00
Angelus
(Video)
Words of the Holy Father
[Croatian, English, French, GermanItalian, Portuguese, Spanish]
 
13 Wednesday
Paul VI Audience Hall, at 10:30
General Audience
(Video)
Catechesis of the Holy Father
[Croatian, English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish]
 
17 Sunday
Saint Peter's Square, at 12:00
Angelus
(Video)
Words of the Holy Father
[Croatian, English, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish]
 
20 Wednesday
Saint Peter's Square, at 10:30
General Audience
(Video)
Catechesis of the Holy Father
[Croatian, English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish]
 
24 Sunday
Saint Peter's Square, at 12:00
Angelus
(Video)
Words of the Holy Father
[Croatian, English, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish]
  
26 Tuesday
Pastoral visit to the area affected by the earthquake in Emilia-Romagna
(Video)
 
27 Wednesday
Saint Peter's Square, at 10:30
General Audience
(Video)
Catechesis of the Holy Father 
[Croatian, English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish]
 
29 Friday
Solemnity of Sts Peter and Paul
Vatican Basilica, at 9:00
PAPAL MASS
Holy Mass and imposition of the Pallium on Metropolitan Archbishops
(Video)
Notification
Booklet for the Celebration
Photo Gallery
Saint Peter's Square, at 12:00
Angelus
(Video)
Words of the Holy Father

[Croatian, English, French, GermanItalian, Portuguese, Spanish]
 
JULY 2012  
1 Sunday
Saint Peter's Square, at 12:00
Angelus
(Video)
Words of the Holy Father
[Croatian, English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish]
 
8 Sunday
Castel Gandolfo, at 12:00
Angelus
(Video)
Words of the Holy Father

[Croatian, English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish]
 
15 Sunday
Pastoral Visit to Frascati
Saint Peter's Square, at 9.30
Santa Messa
(Video)
Photo Gallery
 
Homily of the Holy Father
[English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish]
Castel Gandolfo, at 12:00
Angelus
(Video)
Words of the Holy Father

[CroatianEnglish, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish]
 
22 Sunday
Castel Gandolfo, at 12:00
Angelus
(Video)
Words of the Holy Father
[Croatian, English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish]
 
29 Sunday
Castel Gandolfo, at 12:00
Angelus
(Video)
Words of the Holy Father
[Croatian, English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish]
 
AUGUST 2012  
1st Wednesday
Castel Gandolfo, at 10:30
General Audience
(Video)
Catechesis of the Holy Father
[Croatian, English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish]
 
5 Sunday
Castel Gandolfo, at 12:00
Angelus
(Video)
Words of the Holy Father
[Croatian, English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish]
 
8 Wednesday
Castel Gandolfo, at 10:30
General Audience
(Video)
Catechesis of the Holy Father
[Croatian, English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish]
 
12 Sunday
Castel Gandolfo, at 12:00
Angelus
(Video)
Words of the Holy Father
[CroatianEnglish, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish]
 
15 Wednesday
Parish Church of Saint Thomas of Villanova, Castel Gandolfo
Holy Mass on the occasion of the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
(Video)
Photo Gallery
 
Homily of the Holy Father
[English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish]
Castel Gandolfo, at 12:00
Angelus
(Video)
Words of the Holy Father
[Croatian, English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish]
 
19 Sunday
Castel Gandolfo, at 12:00
Angelus
(Video)
Words of the Holy father
[Croatian, English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish]
 
22 Wednesday
Castel Gandolfo, at 10:30
General Audience
(Video)
Catechesis of the Holy Father
[Croatian, English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish]
 
26 Sunday
Castel Gandolfo, at 12:00
Angelus
(Video)
Words of the Holy Father
[English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish]
 
29 Wednesday
Castel Gandolfo, at 10:30
General Audience
(Video)
Catechesis of the Holy Father
[Croatian, English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish]
 
SEPTEMBER 2012
2 Sunday
Castel Gandolfo, at 12:00
Angelus
(Video)
Words of the Holy Father
[Croatian, English, GermanItalian, Portuguese, Spanish]
 
5 Wednesday
Paul VI Audience Hall, at 10:30
General Audience
(Video)
Catechesis of the Holy Father 
[Croatian, English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish]
 
9 Sunday
Castel Gandolfo, at 12:00
Angelus
(Video)
Words of the Holy Father
[Croatian, English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish]
 
12 Wednesday
Paul VI Audience Hall, at 10:30
General Audience
(Video)
Catechesis of the Holy Father 
[Croatian, English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish]
 
14 Friday - 16 Sunday
Apostolic Journey to Lebanon
Missal for the Apostolic Journey
Photo Gallery 1
Photo Gallery 2

Ecclesia in Medio Oriente: Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation on the Church in the Middle East: Communion and Witness (14 September 2012)
[Arabic, English, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish]

 
19 Wednesday
Paul VI Audience Hall, at 10:30
General Audience
(Video)
Apostolic Journey to Lebanon
[Arabic, Croatian, English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish]
 
23 Sunday
Castel Gandolfo, at 12:00
Angelus
(Video)
Words of the Holy Father

[Croatian, English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish]
 
26 Wednesday
Saint Peter's Square, at 10:30
General Audience
(Video)
Catechesis of the Holy Father
[English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish]
 
30 Sunday
Castel Gandolfo, at 12:00
Angelus
(Video)
Words of the Holy Father
[Croatian, English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish]
 
OCTOBER 2012
3 Wednesday
Saint Peter's Square, at 10:30
General Audience
(Video)
Catechesis of the Holy Father
[Croatian, English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish]
 
4 Thursday
Visit to the Shrine of the Holy House of Loreto
(Video)
Photo Gallery 1
Photo Gallery 2

Homily of the Holy Father

[English, French, Spanish, Italian, German, Polish, Portuguese]
 
7 - XXVII Sunday of Ordinary Time
Saint Peter's Square, at 9:30
PAPAL MASS
Holy Mass for the opening of the Synod of Bishops and proclamation of St John of Avila and St Hildegard of Bingen as "Doctors of the Church"
Notification
Indications
Booklet for the Celebration
(Video)
Photo Gallery 1
Photo Gallery 2

Homily of the Holy Father
[English, French, German, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish]

Saint Peter's Square, at 12:00
Angelus
(Video)
Words of the Holy Father

[Croatian, English, GermanItalian, Portuguese, Spanish]
 
10 Wednesday
Saint Peter's Square, at 10:30
General Audience
(Video)
Catechesis of the Holy Father
[Croatian, English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish]
 
11 Thursday
Saint Peter's Square, at 10:00
Holy Mass for the opening of the Year of Faith
Briefing presenting the opening celebration of the Year of Faith (9 October 2012)
[Italian]
 

Notification
Indications

Booklet for the Celebration
(Video)
Photo Gallery


Homily of the Holy Father
[English, French, German, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish]

"It was a splendid day" - Reflections of His Holiness Benedict XVI, published for the first time on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the opening of the Second Vatican Council
[English, French, German, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish]
Saint Peter's Square, at 21:00
Candlelight procession organized by Italian Catholic Action
(Video)
Photo Gallery

Benediction of the Holy Father

[English, Italian, Portuguese]
 
14 Sunday
Saint Peter's Square, at 12:00
Angelus
(Video)
Words of the Holy Father

[Croatian, English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese]
 
17 Wednesday
Saint Peter's Square, at 10:30
General Audience
(Video)
The Year of Faith. Introduction
[English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish]
 
21 - XXIX Sunday of Ordinary Time
Saint Peter's Square, at 9:30
PAPAL MASS
Holy Mass and Canonization of the Blesseds:
- James Berthieu
- Pedro Calungsod
- John Baptist Piamarta
- Carmen Sallés y Barangueras
- Marianne Cope
- Kateri Tekakwitha
- Anna Schäffer
Notification
Booklet for the Celebration
(Video)
Photo Gallery

Homily of the Holy father
[English, French, German, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish]
Saint Peter's Square, at 12:00
Angelus
(Video)
Words of the Holy Father

[English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish]
 
24 Wednesday
Paul VI Audience Hall, at 10:30
General Audience
(Video)
Catechesis of the Holy Father 
[Croatian, English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish]
 
28 - XXX Sunday of Ordinary Time
Vatican Basilica, at 9:30
PAPAL MASS
Holy Mass for the closing of the Synod of Bishops
Notification
Booklet for the Celebration
(Video)
Photo Gallery

Homily of the Holy Father
[English, French, German, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish]

Saint Peter's Square, at 12:00
Angelus
(Video)
Words of the Holy Father

[Croatian, English, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish]
 
31 Wednesday
Paul VI Audience Hall, at 10:30
General Audience
(Video)
Catechesis of the Holy Father
[Arabic, English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish]
Solemnity of All Saints
Sistine Chapel, at 18:00
Celebration of First Vespers on the occasion of the 500th Anniversary of the inauguration of the Sistine Chapel ceiling
Booklet for the Celebration
(Video)

Words of the Holy Father
[English, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish]
 
NOVEMBER 2012
1st Thursday
Solemnity of All Saints
Saint Peter's Square, at 12:00
Angelus
(Video)
Words of the Holy Father

[Croatian, English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish]
 
2 Friday
Commemoration of All the Faithful Departed
Vatican Grottoes, at 18:00
Prayer for the deceased Pontiffs
Photo Gallery
 
3 Saturday
Vatican Basilica, Altar of the Chair, at 11:30
PAPAL MASS
Mass for Cardinals and Bishops who died over the course of the year
Notification
Booklet for the Celebration
(Video)
Photo Gallery

Homily of the Holy Father
[English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish]
 
4 Sunday
Saint Peter's Square, at 12:00
Angelus
(Video)
Words of the Holy Father

[Croatian, English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish]
 
7 Wednesday
Saint Peter's Square, at 10:30
General Audience
(Video)
The Year of Faith. The desire for God
[Arabic, Croatian, English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish]
 
11 Sunday
Saint Peter's Square, at 12:00
Angelus
(Video)
Words of the Holy Father

[Croatian, English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish]
Sistine Chapel, at 17:30
Concert of Sacred Music
Georg Ratzinger, "Missa L'Anno Santo"
Sistine Chapel Choir
(Video)
 
12 Monday
Rome - Via Nicola Fabrizi, at 11:00
Visit to the Community of Saint Egidio's home for the aged, "Long Live the Elderly"
 
 
14 Wednesday
Paul VI Hall, at 10:30
General Audience
(Video)
Catechesis of the Holy Father
[Arabic, Croatian, English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish]
 
18 Sunday
Saint Peter's Square, at 12:00
Angelus
(Video)
Words of the Holy Father
[Croatian, English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish]
 
21 Wednesday
Paul VI Hall, at 10:30
General Audience
(Video)
Catechesis of the Holy Father
[
Arabic, English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish]
 
24 Saturday
Vatican Basilica, at 11:00
PAPAL MASS
Ordinary Public Consistory for the creation of new Cardinals
Notification
Booklet for the Celebration
(Video)
Photo Gallery

Words of the Holy Father
[English, French, German, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish]

 
25 - XXXIV Sunday of Ordinary Time
Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe

Vatican Basilica, at 9:30
PAPAL MASS
Holy Mass with new Cardinals
Booklet for the Celebration
(Video)
Photo Gallery

Homily of the Holy Father
[English, French, German, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish]

Saint Peter's Square, at 12:00
Angelus
(Video)
Words of the Holy Father

[Croatian, English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish]
 
26 Monday
Paul VI Hall, at 12:00
Audience with the new Cardinals
(Video)
Words of the Holy Father
[English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish]
 
28 Wednesday
Paul VI Hall, at 10:30
General Audience
(Video)
Catechesis of the Holy Father
[
Arabic, English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish]
 
DECEMBER 2012
1st Saturday
Vatican Basilica
First Vespers of Advent
Booklet for the Celebration
(
Video)
Photo Gallery
 
Homily of the Holy Father
[English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish]
 
2 - First Sunday of Advent
Saint Peter's Square, at 12:00
Angelus
(Video)
Words of the Holy Father

[Croatian, English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish]
 
5 Wednesday
Paul VI Audience Hall, at 10:30
General Audience
(Video)
Catechesis of the Holy Father 
[Arabic, English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish]
 
8 Saturday
Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Saint Peter's Square, at 12:00
Angelus
(Video)
Words of the Holy Father

[English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese]
Spanish Steps, at 16:00
Veneration of the Blessed Virgin Mary under her title of the Immaculate Conception
Booklet for the Celebration
(Video)
Photo Gallery

Words of the Holy Father
[English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese]
 
9 - Second Sunday of Advent
Saint Peter's Square, at 12:00
Angelus
(Video)
Words of the Holy Father
[Croatian, English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese]
 
12 Wednesday
Paul VI Audience Hall, at 10:30
General Audience
(Video)
Catechesis of the Holy Father
[Arabic, English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish]
 
16 - Third Sunday of Advent (Gaudete)
Pastoral visit to the Roman parish of "San Patrizio al Colle Prenestino," at 9:30
Holy Mass
(Video)
Photo Gallery

Homily of the Holy Father
[English, French, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish]
Saint Peter's Square, at 12:00
Angelus
(Video)
Words of the Holy Father
[English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish]
 
19 Wednesday
Paul VI Audience Hall, at 10:30
General Audience
(Video)
Catechesis of the Holy Father
[Arabic, English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish]
 
21 Friday
Clementine Hall, at 11:00
Christmas greetings to the members of the Roman Curia
(Video)
Words of the Holy Father
[English, French, German, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish]
 
23 - Fourth Sunday of Advent
Saint Peter's Square, at 12:00
Angelus
(Video)
Words of the Holy Father

[English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish]
 
24 Monday
Solemnity of the Lord's Birth
Vatican Basilica, at 22:00
PAPAL MASS
Christmas Eve Mass
Liturgical Celebrations of the Christmas Season 2012-2013 presided over by the Holy Father

The Christmas of the Year of Faith

Booklet for the Celebration

(Video)
Photo Gallery

Homily of the Holy Father 
[English, French, German, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish]

 
25 Tuesday
Solemnity of the Lord's Birth

Central loggia of the Vatican Basilica, at 12:00
"Urbi et Orbi" Blessing
(Video)
Photo Gallery

"Urbi et Orbi" - Christmas Day 2012
[English, French, German, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish]
 
26 Wednesday
Feast of Saint Stephen
Saint Peter's Square, at 12:00
Angelus
(Video)
Words of the Holy Father
[English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish]
 
29 Saturday
Saint Peter's Square, at 18:00
Taizé: European Youth Meeting
Prayer presided over the Holy Father
Booklet for the Celebration

(Video)
Photo Gallery

Words of the Holy Father
[English, French, German, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish]
 
30 Sunday
Saint Peter's Square, at 12:00
Angelus
(Video)
Words of the Holy Father

[English, French
, German,
Italian, Portuguese, Spanish]
 
31 Monday
Vatican Basilica
First Vespers and Te Deum in thanksgiving for the past year
Booklet for the Celebration

(Video)
Photo Gallery

Homily of the Holy Father
[English, French, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish]
 

 


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