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Pope Francis’ Summer Schedule Update


We announced previously that there would be no Wednesday Public Public audiences in July but that is now extended through the month of August.   Nevertheless, Pope Francis will be busy.

On Monday July 8th he will travel to the island of Lampedusa off the coast of Sicily.  It is to this island that many refugees from north Africa (only about 90 miles away) flee and often die in the attempt.   Those who do survive the trip then are held in temporary quarters which are filled beyond capacity and this naturally places a strain on local facilities. Recently some 10 immigrants drowned trying to reach the island.  On this trip  Pope Francis will be dropping a ceremonial wreath in the waters off the coast in memory of all who lost their lives on this perilous journey through the years. 

Plans were previously announced for him to travel to Castel Gandolfo on Sunday, July 14th to lead the Angelus.  Normally the public attends the Angelus when the Pope says it, either in Rome or Castel Gandolfo.  However, we are trying to confirm that this is still on his schedule.  Also, we’ve heard that Pope Francis will be in Castel Gondolfo, as previous popes  have, for the Feast of the Assumption (August 15), but are still trying to verify that.  If you have any information please let us know.

He will travel to World Youth Day in Rio from July 21st through July 30th.

So if you had planned to see Pope Francis in Rome this summer we think you will probably be disappointed.  We don’t expect the weekly Papal audiences to begin before September.

8 thoughts on “Pope Francis’ Summer Schedule Update”

  1. My parents are going to be in Rome, September 14, 2014. Will Pope
    Francis be addressing his flock in St. Peter ‘s Square on this date.
    How do you obtain tickets if you aren’t in Rome three days prior to his appearance? Thank you.

  2. A friend and I are planning to visit Rome to seethe Pope in the last week of September. She is coming from India and is really excited. What does his schedule look like then? Any chance that he will not be there?

  3. Greetings,

    I will be in Rome the week of August 12-20 and I would like to know if pope Francis will making an appearance anywhere in Rome. Please if you can help us in anyway.

    Thank you

  4. Assuming that he stays with his current schedule, he should be saying the Angelus in Saint Peter’s square on September 1st. He is due to resume his normal program by the end of August. But keep checking, because he tends to change things a bit! It will be great if you get a chance to see him.

  5. Hello,
    I will be in Rome with my friend Elisa . We are hoping to see Pope Francis on September 1, 2013. Will Pope Francis be available?



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