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Visit of the Holy Father to Bari for the meeting of reflection and spirituality, “Mediterranean: frontier of peace” (23 February 2020 – programme), 21.01.2020


  Departure by helicopter from the Vatican heliport


  Arrival in Piazzale Cristofo Colombo, Bari

  The Holy Father will be received by:

 - Archbishop Francesco Cacucci of Bari-Bitonto;

 - the Honorable Michele Emiliano, president of the Region of Apulia

 - Dr. Antonella Bellomo, prefect of Bari

 - the Honorable Antonio Decaro, mayor of Bari.


 Transfer by car to the Pontifical Basilica of Saint Nicholas



 Meeting with bishops of the Mediterranean

 - Introduction from His Eminence Cardinal Gualtiero Bassetti, president of the Italian
   Episcopal Conference.


             Interventions by:

            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


  CORSO VITTORIO EMMANUELE II: Eucharistic Concelebration


  Homily of the Holy Father



  Departure from Piazzale Cristoforo Colombo.


  Arrival at the Vatican heliport.