FAMILY 2012: OFFICIAL PROGRAM OF BENEDICT XVI’S VISIT TO MILAN
The official program of Benedict XVI’s pastoral visit to the archdiocese of Milan on the occasion of the 7th World Meeting of Families (1-3 June 2012) was released today by the Holy See Press Office. The Pope will depart for Milan at 4:00pm. At 5:30pm he will meet with the citizens gathered in “Piazza Duomo” and, at 7:30pm, he will attend a concert in his honour at the Scala Theatre. On Saturday, he will deliver a meditation at the Cathedral (10:00am). At 11:15am, he will meet with children who are being confirmed in Meazza Stadium, and at 8:30pm, he will attend the “Celebration of Witnesses” in the park of Bresso. Finally on Sunday, the Pontiff will preside over Holy Mass and will then pray the Angelus. At 4:30pm, he will greet the members of the Family Foundation 2012 and the organisers of the visit, and at 5:30pm, he will depart from Milan’s Airport to return to Rome. He is expected to arrive in the Vatican at 6:45pm. More information and updates about the event are available at www.family2012.com[>>] and www.familia.va[>>] (Pontifical Council for the Family). Furthermore, on the homepage of www.agensir.it[>>] there is a banner dedicated to the special on the 7th World Meeting of Families, with the latest news and in-depth analyses.