Pope to close Pauline Year, visit Czech Republic

.- Pope Benedict's liturgical and travel schedule for the months of June through September was released by the Vatican on Monday. Highlights for the summer months include, the closing of the Year of St. Paul and a trip to the Czech Republic.

The full set of events is published below.


Thursday 11: Solemnity of Corpus Christi. Mass at 7 p.m. in the basilica of St. John Lateran, followed by a procession to the basilica of St. Mary Major for Eucharistic blessing.

Friday 19: Solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Vespers at 6 p.m. in the Vatican Basilica for the opening of the Year for Priests.

Sunday 21: Pastoral visit to San Giovanni Rotondo, Italy.

Sunday 28: At 6 p.m. in the basilica of St. Paul's Outside-the-Walls, First Vespers for the closing of the Pauline Year.

Monday 29: Solemnity of Sts. Peter and Paul, Apostles. Mass at 9:30 a.m. in the Vatican Basilica. Blessing and imposition of the pallium on new metropolitan archbishops.


Saturday 15: Solemnity of the Assumption. Mass at 8 a.m. in the parish church of St. Thomas of Villanova in Castelgandolfo.


Sunday 6: Pastoral visit to Viterbo-Bagnoregio, Italy.

Saturday 26 - Monday 28: Apostolic trip to the Czech Republic.


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