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Visit of the Holy Father Francis to Verona (Saturday 18 May 2024) – Programme, 29.04.2024


Departure from Vatican heliport


Arrival in the square adjacent to the Bentegodi Stadium.

The Holy Father will be welcomed by:

- Bishop Domenico Pompili of Verona

- the Hon. Luca Zaia, President of the Veneto Region

- Dr. Demetrio Martino, Prefect of Verona

- Mr. Damiano Tommasi, Mayor of Verona

Immediate transfer by car to the Basilica of San Zeno


BASILICA OF SAN ZENO: Meeting with Priests and Consecrated Persons

*Address of the Holy Father

At the end, the Holy Father will leave the Basilica


PIAZZA SAN ZENO: Meeting with children and young people

*Greeting of the Holy Father


The Holy Father will transfer by car to the Arena


ARENA: The Holy Father will chair the meeting "Arena of Peace: Justice and Peace embrace"

*The Holy Father will answer questions


Following the meeting in the Arena, the Holy Father will transfer by car to the Montorio Prison Montorio

The Holy Father will be welcomed by:

- Dr. Francesca Gioieni, Director

- Dr. Mario Piramide, Director of the Prison Police

In the prison, the Holy Father will greet the Police Prison Officers, detainees and volunteers

*Address of the Holy Father


Lunch with detainees


The Holy Father will leave Montorio Prison and transfer by car to Bentegodi Stadium


BENTEGODI STADIUM: Eucharistic Concelebration

*Homily of the Holy Father

Before the final blessing:

- thanks from Bishop Domenico Pompili of Verona


At the steps of the helicopter, the Holy Father will take leave of the authorities who welcomed him on arrival

Departure from the square adjacent to Bentegodi Stadium


Arrival at Vatican heliport