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Saturday, 18 May 2024




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    6.30 Departure from the Vatican heliport
    8.00 Arrival in the square adjacent to the Bentegodi Stadium.

    The Holy Father will be welcomed by:

    - Bishop Domenico Pompili of Verona
    - the Hon. Luca Zaia, President of the Veneto Region
    - Dr. Demetrio Martino, Prefect of Verona

    - Mr. Damiano Tommasi, Mayor of Verona

    Immediate transfer by car to the Basilica of San Zeno

    8.30 BASILICA OF SAN ZENO: Meeting with Priests and Consecrated Persons

    *Address of the Holy Father

    At the end, the Holy Father will leave the Basilica

    9.15 PIAZZA SAN ZENO: Meeting with children and young people

    *Greeting of the Holy Father


    9.45 The Holy Father will transfer by car to the Arena
    10.15 ARENA: The Holy Father will chair the meeting "Arena of Peace: Justice and Peace embrace"

    *The Holy Father will answer questions

    11.45 Following the meeting in the Arena, the Holy Father will transfer by car to the Montorio Prison Montorio

    The Holy Father will be welcomed by:

    - Dr. Francesca Gioieni, Director
    - Dr. Mario Piramide, Director of the Prison Police

    In the prison, the Holy Father will greet the Police Prison Officers, detainees and volunteers

    *Address of the Holy Father

    13.00 Lunch with detainees
    14.30 The Holy Father will leave Montorio Prison and transfer by car to Bentegodi Stadium
    15.00 BENTEGODI STADIUM: Eucharistic Concelebration

    *Homily of the Holy Father

    Before the final blessing:

    - thanks from Bishop Domenico Pompili of Verona

    16.45 At the steps of the helicopter, the Holy Father will take leave of the authorities who welcomed him on arrival

    Departure from the square adjacent to Bentegodi Stadium

    18.15 Arrival at the Vatican heliport


    Holy See Press Office Bulletin, 29 April 2024

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