00 6/1/2009 4:20 AM



5/22/09
The Vatican released the formal program for the papal visit to Monte Cassino.


PASTORAL VISIT OF HIS HOLINESS BENEDICT XVI

TO CASSINO AND MONTECASSINO

Sunday, May 24, 2009




PROGRAM

09.00 Departure by helicopter from the Vatican

09.30 Arrival at the Salveti sports field in Cassino

10.15 EUCHARISTIC CONCELEBRATION
Piazza Miranda, Cassino
Homily by the Holy Father

12.00 Regina Caeli prayer
Words by the Holy Father

12.30 Travel by car to the Abbey of Montecassino
Brief visit to the Casa della Carità of Cassino

13.30 Lunch at the Abbey

16.30 Grreting to the monastic community of the Abbey
and to the organizers of the visit

17.00 CELEBRATION OF VESPERS
with Benedictine abbots and
the community of Benedictine monks and nuns
Basilica of the Abbey
Homily by the Holy Father

18.00 Private visit to the Polish Military Cemetery in Montecassino

18.30 Departure by helicopter

19.00 Arrival at the Vatican




[Edited by TERESA BENEDETTA 6/1/2009 4:22 AM]