(Vatican Radio/VIS) The details of Pope Francis’ two-day visit to Turin were released on Wednesday. The visit coincides with an exhibition of the Shroud of Turin.
Pope Francis will arrive in Turin on June 21st at 8 a.m. and, half an hour later, will meet with representatives of the world of work in the Piazzetta Reale. From there, he will move on to the Cathedral where he will pray before the Holy Shroud and before the altar of Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati. At 10.45 a.m. he will celebrate Mass in Piazza Vittorio. After Mass, he will recite the Sunday Angelus.
Following Mass, the Pope will proceed to the Archbishop's residence for a lunch with young detainees from the “Ferrante Aporti” penitentiary for minors, several immigrants and homeless people, and a Rom family.
At 2.40 p.m. he will visit the Sanctuary of the Consolata, where he will withdraw for a few minutes in private prayer. At 3 p.m., in the Basilica of Our Lady Help of Christians, he will meet with Salesians and the Daughters of Our Lady Help of Christians. An hour later, in the Church of Cottolengo, he will meet with the sick and disabled.
Back in Piazza Vittorio, at 6 p.m., he will meet with the young people of the city, after which he will retire to the archbishop's residence.
On Monday 22, at 9 a.m., he will visit the Valdese Temple. Upon returning to the archbishop's residence, where he will meet privately with some of his relatives. He will celebrate a Holy Mass with them in the Chapel and will lunch with them. Before his departure from “Torino Caselle” airport, he will pay a short visit to the members of the Committee of the Shroud, the organisers and supporters of his visit.
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