The retinue also includes various bishops and three cardinals of the Roman Curia, the most notable of which will be Cardinal Angelo Sodano. The trip will be Sodano’s last in his official capacity as the Holy See’s Secretary of State. Sodano is set to retire on September 15th.
The Holy Father’s voyage to his homeland of Bavaria will take place from September 9th-14th.
.- Holy See has indicated the twenty nine people who will form the Pope’s official entourage on his upcoming trip to Germany. Among those traveling with the Holy Father are his personal secretary, Monsignor Georg Ganswein and his personal physician, as well as technical staff, and security personnel.