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Monday, May 16, 2011


VATICAN CITY, 20 APR 2010 (VIS) - Below are highlights of the activities and trips to be undertaken by Pope Benedict XVI between the months of May and September.


 - Thursday, 26: In the Basilica of St. Mary Major, at 5.30 pm, Rosary with the bishops of the Italian Episcopal Conference and consecration of Italy to the Virgin Mary on the occasion of the 150th anniversary of political union.


 - Saturday 4 to Sunday 5: Apostolic trip to Croatia.

 - Sunday 12: Solemnity of Pentecost: Mass at 9.30 a.m. in the Vatican Basilica.

 - Sunday 19: Solemnity of the Holy Trinity. Pastoral visit to the Republic of San Marino.

 - Thursday 23: Solemnity of Corpus Christi. Mass at 7.30 p.m. in the basilica of St. John Lateran, procession to the basilica of St. Mary Major and Eucharistic blessing.

 - Wednesday 29: Solemnity of Sts. Peter and Paul Apostles. Mass at 9.30 a.m. in St. Peter's Basilica and imposition of the pallium on new metropolitan archbishops.


 - Monday 15: Solemnity of the Assumption. Mass at 8.00 am in the parish church of St. Thomas of Villanova (Castelgandolfo).

 - Thursday 18 to Sunday 21: Apostolic trip to Madrid (Spain) on the occasion of the XXVI World Youth Day.


 - Sunday 11: Pastoral visit to Ancona (Italy).

- Thursday 22 to Sunday 25: Apostolic trip to Germany.
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