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DAY OF PRAYER
FOR PEACE IN THE WORLD
IN ASSISI
24 JANUARY 2002

[Updated: 28.01.2002]



 

PROGRAM

Thursday, 24 January 2002

Vatican City

08.30

DEPARTURE by train from the Railway Station of Vatican City to Assisi.

Mr. Pietro Lunardi, Minister for Infrastructures and Transportation will be on the train.

Stations: Roma-San Pietro; Roma-Ostiense; Roma-Tuscolana; Roma-Tiburtina; Orte; San Liberato; Nera Montoro; Narni-Amelia; Terni; Baiano di Spoleto; Campello sul Clitunno; Trevi; Foligno; Spello; Santa Maria degli Angeli (Assisi).

The train will not stop in the stations.

The train, as a means of transportation from the Vatican, has been used by Pope John XXIII for his voyage to Assisi and Loreto on 4 Octorber 1962 and by Pope John Paul II on 8 November 1979 to go to the Deposit of the Italian Railroad at Roma-Salario, where he celebrated Holy Mass on the occasion of the Day of the Railwayman.

Information on the Railway Station of Vatican City [Italian]

Saint Mary of the Angels (Assisi)

10.30

ARRIVAL at the Railway Station of Saint Mary of the Angels (Assisi).

Welcome - by Mr. Silvio Berlusconi, President of the Council of Ministers; Mr. Gianni Letta, Undersecretary at the Presidency of the Council of Ministers; Mr. Paolo Bonaiuti, Undersecretary at the Presidency of the Council of Ministers; H.Exc. Sergio Goretti, Bishop Assisi-Nocera Umbra-Gualdo Tadino; Dr. Maria Rita Lorenzetti, President of the Region Umbria; H.E. Mr. Raniero Avogadro, Ambassador of Italy to the Holy See; Dr. Gianlorenzo Fiore, Prefect of Perugia; Dr. Giorgio Bartolini, Mayor of Assisi; Dott. Giulio Cozzari, President of the Province of Perugia - at the Railway Station of Saint Mary of the Angels (Assisi).

TRANSFER by car from the Railway Station of Saint Mary of the Angels (Assisi) to the Lower Saint Francisí Square in Assisi.


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Assisi

11.00

TESTIMONIALS TO PEACE by the Representatives of the various Religions in the Lower Saint Francisí Square in Assisi.


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Greeting from the Holy Father [English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish].  Introductory Monition by Cardinal FranÁois Xavier NguyÍn Van Thu‚n, President of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace [French, English, Italian]. Testimonials from Representatives of the Orthodox Churches, the Anglican Communion, the Churches originated by the Reformation, Buddhism, the Traditional African Religions, Hinduism, Islamic World, Hebraism and the Catholic Church [English, French, Italian]. Speech by the Holy Father [English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish].  The Holy Father invites all present to proceed to their respective places for prayer and Ecumenical celebration in the Lower Basilica of Saint Francis [Plurilingual].

John Paul II
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Greeting from the Holy Father: Video

Speech by the Holy Father: Video

Invitation by the Holy Father to go to the different places for prayer: Video


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Information on the Basilica of Saint Francis [Italian]

12.00

TRANSFER of the Representatives of the various Religions to the different locations of the Sacred Convent of Assisi.

12.30

PRAYER FOR PEACE by the Representatives of the various Religions in the different locations assigned within Assisi (in the Lower Basilica of Saint Francis: Christians; in the Sacred Convent: Islam, Buddhism, Sikhism, African Traditional Religions, Hinduism, Tenrykyo, Shintuism, Judaism, Zoroastrianism, Giainism, Confucianism).

The Holy Father presides the prayer of the Christians in the Lower Basilica of Saint Francis in Assisi [Plurilingual].


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Information on the Basilica of Saint Francis [Italian]

13.30

Fraternal meal in the Dining Hall of the Sacred Convent of Assisi.

15.00

SHORT REST.

Befor leaving the Apartment, the Holy Father meets H.E. Mr. Carlo Azeglio Ciampi, President of the Italian Republic, with the Personalities of his entourage.

Greetings of the Religious of the Comunity of the Sacrad Convent.

15.30

COMMON COMMITMENT TO PEACE AND FAREWELL in Lower Saint Francisí Square in Assisi. Introductory Monition by Cardinal Francis Arinze, President of the Pontifical Council for Inter-Religious Dialogue. Reading in various languages of the common commitment to peace [Plurlingual]. Short exhortation by the Holy Father:

Violence never again!
War never again!
Terrorism never again!
In God's name, 
may all religions bring upon earth
justice and peace,
forgiveness, life and love!


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The Holy Father lights a lamp of the candelabrum, followed by all the Representatives of the various Religions. Monition by Cardinal Walter Kasper, President of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity. The exchanging of a sign of peace between the Representatives of the various Religions and with the Holy Father.

Luce di speranza


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 Video

16.30

TRANSFER by car from Lower Saint Francisí Square to the Proto-Monastery of Saint Clare in Assisi.

Short private visit to the Proto-Monastery of Saint Clare , to meet the Poor Clare in the Basilica of Saint Clare in Assisi.

Information on the Basilica of Saint Clare [Italian]

TRANSFER by car from the Basilica of Saint Clare to the Basilica of Saint Mary of the Angels (Assisi).

Saint Mary of the Angels (Assisi)

Short private visit to the Basilica of Saint Mary of the Angels to meet Members of the Grey-Friars Religious Community.  Short silent prayer in the Porciuncula.


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Information on the Basilica of Saint Mary of the Angels [Italian]

17.30

TRANSFER by car from the Basilica of Saint Mary of the Angels to the Station of Saint Mary of the Angels (Assisi).

Farewell  - by Mr. Pietro Lunardi, Minister for Infrastructures and Transportation; H.Exc. Sergio Goretti, Bishop Assisi-Nocera Umbra-Gualdo Tadino; Dr. Maria Rita Lorenzetti, President of the Region Umbria; Dr. Gianlorenzo Fiore, Prefect of Perugia; Dr. Giorgio Bartolini, Mayor of Assisi; Dr. Giulio Cozzari, President of the Province of Perugia -  at the Railway Station of Saint Mary of the Angels (Assisi).

17.45

DEPARTURE by train from the Railway Station of Saint Mary of the Angels (Assisi) to Vatican City.

Vatican City

19.45

ARRIVAL at the Railway Station of Vatican City.

Information on the Railway Station of Vatican City [Italian]


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