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VISIT OF THE HOLY FATHER
BENEDICT XVI
TO THE REGION OF ABRUZZO
AFFECTED BY THE EARTHQUAKE

28 APRIL 2009

PROGRAM

 

Tuesday, 28 April 2009

 

Vatican City

09.00 Departure by car from Vatican City  

 

Abruzzo

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 Cli
  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".  

 

Vatican City

  Arrival at the Vatican  

 

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