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Pastoral Visit of the Holy Father to Alessano (Lecce), in the diocese of Ugento-Santa Maria di Leuca, and to Molfetta (Bari), in the diocese of Molfetta-Ruvo-Giovinazzo-Terlizzi, on the 25th anniversary of the death of H.E. Msgr. Tonino Bello (20 April 2018) – Programme, 02.02.2018

FRIDAY 20 APRIL 2018

 

ALESSANO – Birthplace of H.E. Msgr. Tonino Bello (1935)
                          Province of Lecce, and diocese of Ugento-Santa Maria di Leuca

MOLFETTA   Diocese where Msgr. Bello was bishop, on the 25th anniversary of his death (1993)
                          Province of Bari, and diocese of Molfetta-Ruvo-Giovinazzo-Terlizzi

 

7.00

Departure by car from the Vatican

7.30

Departure by air from Ciampino Airport

8.20

Arrival at military airport of Galatina, Lecce

Logistical transfer: Departure by helicopter for Alessano

8.30

Landing in car park adjacent to the Cemetery of Alessano

The Holy Father is received by:

 - H.E. Msgr. Vito Angiuli, bishop of Ugento

 - Francesca Torsello, mayor of Alessano

The Holy Father pauses in private at the tomb of Msgr. Tonino Bello, then greets Msgr. Bello’s family members.

- In the square in front of the Cemetery: Meeting with the faithful

 - Greeting from H.E. Msgr. Vito Angiuli, bishop of Ugento

- Address of the Holy Father

 - The Holy Father greets a representation of faithful

9.30

Departure from Alessano

10.15

Landing in the area of the port adjacent to the Cathedral of Molfetta

The Holy Father is received by:

 - H.E. Msgr. Domenico Cornacchia, bishop of Molfetta

 - Tommaso Minervini, mayor of Molfetta

10.30

Port of Molfetta: Eucharistic Concelebration

 - Homily of the Holy Father

12.00

Departure from the Port of Molfetta

13.30

Arrival at Vatican heliport