HOLY SEE: POPE’S APOSTOLIC TRIP TO LEBANON CONFIRMED
The Holy See Press Office released the calendar of liturgical celebrations to be presided over by the Pope in the summer season and confirmed in a statement, released today, that the Pope will make an apostolic trip to Lebanon from 14 to 16 September. According to what was reported by Mgr. Guido Marini, the Master of Pontifical Liturgical Celebrations, Benedict XVI is to make a Pastoral visit to Frascati on Sunday, 15 July, during which he will celebrate Mass at 9.30 am. One month later, on 15 August, Solemnity of the Assumption, the Pontiff will celebrate Mass at 8 a.m. in the parish church of St. Thomas of Villanova. Then in September, Benedict XVI will make an important apostolic trip to Lebanon (14-16 September) whose focus will be on the promulgation of the Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation for the Middle East, which was the fruit of the Special Assembly of the Synod of Bishops held in the Vatican from 10 to 24 October 2010.