Departure by helicopter from the Vatican heliport.
Arrival in the square beneath the Franciscan Shrine of Greccio, Rieti.
The Holy Father will transfer by car to the square in front of the Shrine, where he will be received by:
- Bishop Domenico Pompili of Rieti;
- Fr. Francesco Rossi, O.F.M., guardian of the Franciscan Shrine.
In the grotto of the Shrine:
moment of prayer and signing of the Letter on the Nativity scene.
Subsequently, in the church of the Shrine:
Celebration of the Word.
Departure from Greccio and return to the Vatican.