9 April 2017
THE PASSION OF THE LORD
32nd World Youth Day on the theme:
“The Mighty One has done great things for me, and holy is His Name” (Lk 1:49)
St. Peter’s Square
The Holy Father will bless the palm and olive branches, and at the end of the procession will celebrate Holy Mass of the Passion of the Lord.
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13 April 2017
HOLY CHRISM MASS
Vatican Basilica: 9.30 h
The Holy Father will preside at the celebration of the Holy Chrism Mass with the cardinals, the patriarchs, the archbishops, the bishops and the priests (diocesan and religious) present in Rome.
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14 April 2017
CELEBRATION OF THE PASSION OF THE LORD
Vatican Basilica: 17.00 h
The Holy Father will preside at the Liturgy of the Word, the Adoration of the Cross, and the Rite of Communion.
Colosseum: 17.00 h
The Holy Father will preside at the pious exercise of the “Via Crucis”, the Way of the Cross, at the end of which he will address the faithful and impart an Apostolic Blessing.
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15-16 April 2017
THE RESURRECTION OF THE LORD
Vatican Basilica 20.30 h
The Holy Father will bless the new flame in the entrance of St. Peter’s Basilica; after the entry in procession into the Basilica with the Paschal candle and the singing of the Exsultet, he will preside at the Liturgy of the Word, the Baptismal Liturgy and the Eucharistic Liturgy, which will be concelebrated with the cardinals, the bishops who wish, and some priests, as space allows.
HOLY MASS OF THE DAY
St. Peter’s Square: 10.00 h
The Holy Father will celebrate Holy Mass. At the end of the celebration, from the central loggia of the Basilica, he will impart the “Urbi et Orbi” blessing.