BASILICA OF SAINT NICHOLAS
Meeting with bishops of the Mediterranean
- Introduction from His Eminence Cardinal Gualtiero Bassetti, president of the Italian
His Eminence Cardinal Vinko Puljić, president of the Episcopal Conference
of Bosnia and Herzegovina;
Archbishop Pierbattista Pizzaballa, O.F.M., titular archbishop of Verbe,
apostolic administrator sede vacante of the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem.
Address of the Holy Father
- Thanksgiving from Archbishop Paul Desfarges, S.J., of Alger, Algeria, president of
the Regional Episcopal Conference of North Africa (CERNA).
The Holy Father will greet the bishops attending the meeting.
The Holy Father will visit the crypt of the Basilica to venerate the relics of Saint
Nicholas, and will greet the Community of Dominican Fathers.
Upon leaving the Basilica, on the parvis, the Holy Father will address a greeting to
those waiting in the square.
Transfer by car to Corso Vittorio Emmanuele II