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Monday, 15 September 2008

  • Farewell from Saint Joseph's Hermitage     
  • 8.45 Visit to the Oratorie de l’hôpital     
  • 9.30 Holy Mass for the sick at the Basilica of Notre-Dame du Rosaire. Homily of the Holy Father
  • 12.10 Departure by helicopter from the Antoine Béguère Stadium of Lourdes for the Airport of Tarbes-Lourdes-Pyrénées     
  • 12.30 Arrival at the Airport of Tarbes-Lourdes-Pyrénées     
  • Farewell ceremony at the Airport of Tarbes-Lourdes-Pyrénées. Address of the Holy Father
  • 13.00 Departure by plane from the Airport of Tarbes-Lourdes-Pyrénées for the Airport of Ciampino (Rome)

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Pope stresses the dignity of the sick, recalls that Christ strengthens in times of need
Lourdes, France, Sep 15, 2008 / 12:36 pm (CNA) .- In one of the most emotional moments of his trip to Lourdes, Pope Benedict XVI presided over a Mass this morning at the Shrine of Lourdes before thousands of sick patients.  In his homily, he reminded the pilgrims that “Christ's presence comes to break the isolation which pain induces.”

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