.- This morning the Office of Liturgical Celebrations of the Supreme Pontiff published a list of celebrations that Pope Benedict will preside over through the month of November.
Among the notable celebrations are: the visit to Lourdes for the 150th anniversary of the apparitions there, the opening of the Synod of Bishops on the Bible, and the canonization of four blesseds.
The full schedule is as follows:
Sunday 7: 23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time. Pastoral visit to Cagliari, Italy.
Friday 12 - Monday 15: Pastoral visit to France for the occasion of the 150th anniversary of the apparitions of Lourdes.
Sunday 21: 25th Sunday in Ordinary Time. At 9:00 a.m. in the cathedral of Albano, Italy, Mass and dedication of the altar.
Sunday 5: 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time. At 9:30 a.m. in the Basilica of St. Paul's Outside-the-Walls, opening of the Twelfth Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops.
Thursday 9: At 11:30 a.m. in the Vatican Basilica, Mass to mark the 50th anniversary of the death of Servant of God Pope Pius XII.
Sunday 12: 28th Sunday in Ordinary Time. At 10:00 a.m. in St. Peter's Square, canonization of the following blesseds: Gaetano Errico, Maria Bernarda Butler, Alfonsa of the Immaculate Conception (nee: Anna Muttathupandathu), and Narcisa de Jesus Martillo Moran.
Sunday 19: 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time. Pastoral visit to the Shrine of the Blessed Virgin of the Holy Rosary of Pompei, Italy. Mass at 10:00 a.m. and praying of the Rosary at 5 p.m.
Sunday 26: 30th Sunday in Ordinary Time. At 9:30 a.m. in the Vatican Basilica, conclusion of the Twelfth Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops.
Monday 3: At 11:30 a.m. at the altar of the Cathedra in the Vatican Basilica, Mass for cardinals and bishops who died over the course of the year.