Vatican releases summer schedule of major papal events
Pope Francis will create 14 new cardinals during a late afternoon consistory on 28th June, not on 29th June as he had announced originally.
The date change was included in the schedule of papal liturgies through August, which was released by the Vatican on 29th May. The schedule also confirmed that Pope Francis will celebrate the feast of the Body and Blood of Christ on 3rd June, not in Rome as has been the tradition since 1979, but in the seaside town of Ostia, about 16 miles west of Rome. The evening Mass outside St Monica Church will be followed by a Corpus Christi procession to the Church of Our Lady of Bonaria.
The pope’s summer liturgical schedule included an ‘ecumenical pilgrimage’ to Geneva on 21st June; the day after the consistory, Mass in St Peter’s Basilica on 29th June, the feast of Ss Peter and Paul, with the blessing of palliums for archbishops named to their archdioceses over the course of the past year; an ecumenical gathering on 7th July in the southern Italian city of Bari for prayers for peace in the Middle East; and an apostolic visit to Dublin from 25th to 26th August for the final days of the World Meeting of Families.Tags: Bari, dublin, Geneva, Middle East, Ostia, Pope, Pope Francis, rome, Vatican, World Meeting of Families