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Recent and Upcoming Celebrations

DateDescendingRecent Celebrations
2017.04.28 – 2017.04.29Apostolic Journey to Cairo, Egypt For the Apostolic Journey to Egypt Greeting to journalists on the flight from Rome to Cairo To the participants in the International Peace Conference (Al-Azhar conference centre, Cairo) Meeting with political and civil authorities Courtesy visit to Pope Tawadros II (Coptic Orthodox Patriarchate, Cairo)
2017.04.13 – 2017.04.16Triduum 2017 Mass of the Lord's Supper Celebration of the Passion of the Lord Way of the Cross Easter Vigil Easter Vigil Urbi et Orbi Message for Easter Sunday 2017 Easter Sunday Easter Sunday
2017.04.09World Youth Day 2017 For the 32nd World Youth Day (2017) To the young people from all over the world on the occasion of the upcoming World Youth Days Prayer Vigil in preparation for World Youth Day Palm Sunday, 32nd World Youth Day
2017.04.02Pastoral Visit to Carpi Meeting with the people affected by the earthquake (Piazza Duomo, Mirandola) Mass (Piazza Martiri, Carpi)
2017.03.25Pastoral Visit to Milano Meeting with residents (square of the White Houses, Milano) Meeting with priests and consecrated persons (Duomo, Milano) Meeting with recently confirmed young people (Meazza Stadium, San Siro) Mass (Monza Park, Milano)
2017.03.01 – 2017.04.13Lent 2017 For Lent 2017 Mass, blessing and imposition of the Ashes Ash Wednesday At the conclusion of the annual Lenten retreat (Ariccia) Rite of Reconciliation Palm Sunday Chrism Mass Chrism Mass
2017.02.11World Day of the Sick 2017 For the 25th World Day of the Sick (2017) For the 25th World Day of the Sick in Lourdes
2017.02.083rd International Day of Prayer and Awareness Against Human Trafficking
2017.02.02World Day for Consecrated Life 2017 For the 21st Day of Consecrated Life (2017) Mass on the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord Mass on the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord
2017.01.2964th World Leprosy Day For the 64th World Leprosy Day (2017)
2017.01.18 – 2017.01.25Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 2017 Second Vespers for the Solemnity of the Conversion of St. Paul Second Vespers for the Solemnity of the Conversion of St. Paul
2017.01.15103rd World Day of Migrants and Refugees 2016
2017.01.01World Day of Peace 2017 For the celebration of World Day of Peace 2017 Mass on the Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God
2016.12.25 – 2017.01.01Christmas Octave 2016 Mass on the Solemnity of the Nativity of the Lord Mass on the Solemnity of the Nativity of the Lord Urbi et Orbi Message for Christmas 2016 Vespers and Te Deum in thanksgiving for the past year Vespers and Te Deum in thanksgiving for the past year Mass on the Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God Mass on the Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God
2016.11.19Ordinary Public Consistory for the Creation of 17 Cardinals Ordinary Public Consistory for the Creation of 17 Cardinals Ordinary Public Consistory for the Creation of 17 Cardinals Details
2016.10.31 – 2016.11.01Apostolic Journey to Sweden To journalists during the flight to Sweden Ecumenical event in Malmö Arena in Malmö Common Ecumenical Prayer (Lutheran Cathedral of Lund) In-Flight Press Conference from Sweden to Rome Mass (Swedbank Stadion, Malmö)
2016.10.23World Mission Sunday 2016
2016.10.16World Food Day 2016 For the 36th World Food Day (2016)
2016.10.02Apostolic Journey to Azerbaijan Apostolic Journey to Georgia and Azerbaijan Meeting with the Authorities (Heydar Aliyev Centre) Interreligious meeting with the Sheikh and with the Representatives of the different Religious Communities of the country In-Flight Press Conference from Azerbaijan to Rome Mass (Church of the Immaculate in the Salesian Centre, Baku)
2016.09.30 – 2016.10.02Apostolic Journey to Georgia Greeting to journalists during the flight to Georgia Meeting with the Authorities, the Civil Society and the Diplomatic Corps (Courtyard of the Presidential Palace) Meeting with His Holiness and Beatitude Ilia II, Catholicos and Patriarch of All Georgia (Patriarchal Palace) Meeting with the Assyrian-Chaldean Community (Chaldean Church of St. Simon Bar Sabbae) Apostolic Journey to Georgia and Azerbaijan Meeting with Priests, Religious, Seminarians and Pastoral Workers (Church of the Assumption) Meeting with the Church's charity workers and those they assist (before the Assistance Centre of the Camillian Order) Visit to the Svietyskhoveli Patriarchal Cathedral (Mskheta) Mass (M. Meskhi Stadium) In-Flight Press Conference from Azerbaijan to Rome
2016.09.27World Tourism Day 2016
2016.09.20Pastoral Visit to Assisi Visit to Assisi for the World Day of Prayer for Peace “Thirst for Peace. Faiths and Cultures in Dialogue”
2016.09.01World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation 2016 For the celebration of the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation Vespers on the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation
2016.08.05 – 2016.08.21Summer Olympic Games 2016 (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) Link
2016.08.04Pastoral Visit to Assisi Visit to the Basilica of Saint Mary of the Angels
2016.07.27 – 2016.07.31Apostolic Journey to Poland For the Apostolic Journey to Poland Meeting with the Authorities, the Civil Society and the Diplomatic Corps (courtyard of Wawel, Kraków) Greetings to journalists on the flight to Krakow Greetings to the faithful (Archbishop's house, Kraków) Apostolic Journey to Poland Mass for the 1050th anniversary of the Baptism of Poland (near Częstochowa Shrine) Visit to the Children's University Hospital (UCH) in Prokocim, Kraków Prayer in the Basilica of St. Francis, Kraków Mass with priests, men and women religious, consecrated persons and Polish seminarians (St. John Paul II Shrine, Kraków) In-flight press conference from Poland to Rome
2016.07.26 – 2016.07.31World Youth Day 2016 (Kraków) For the 31st World Youth Day (2016) For the Apostolic Journey to Poland Dialogue with Italian young people present at WYD Apostolic Journey to Poland Welcoming ceremony by the young people (Jordan Park in Błonia, Kraków) Greetings to the faithful (from the window of Archbishop's house, Kraków) Way of the Cross with the young people (Jordan Park, Kraków Błonia) Greetings to the faithful (window of the Archbishop's house, Kraków) Visit to the Shrine of Divine Mercy in Kraków Prayer Vigil with the young people (Campus Misericordiae, Kraków) Meeting with the WYD volunteers and with the Organizing Committee and Benefactors (Tauron Arena, Kraków) Mass for World Youth Day (Campus Misericordiae, Kraków) LinkTwitter Feed
2016.07.10Sea Sunday 2016
2016.06.24 – 2016.06.26Apostolic Journey to Armenia For the Apostolic Journey to Armenia Greeting to journalists during the flight to Yerevan Visit and prayer at the Apostolic Cathedral in Etchmiadzin Meeting with the Civil Authorities and Diplomatic Corps (Presidential Palace, Yerevan) Apsotolic Journey to Armenia Ecumenical Meeting and Prayer for Peace (Republic Square, Yerevan) Mass (Vartanants Square, Gyumri) Participation in the Divine Liturgy (Armenian Apostolic Cathedral, Etchmiadzin) In-Flight Press Conference from Armenia to Rome Common Declaration with the Catholicos of All Armenians
2016.06.03World Day of Prayer for the Sanctification of Priests 2016 Spiritual retreat for the Jubilee for Priests: 1st meditation Spiritual retreat for the Jubilee for Priests: 2nd meditation Spiritual retreat for the Jubilee for Priests: 3rd meditation Jubilee for Priests
2016.05.24Day of Prayer for the Church in China 2016
2016.05.08World Communications Day 2016 For the 50th World Communications Day (2016)
2016.04.17World Day of Prayer for Vocations 2016 For the 53rd World Day for Vocations (2016)
2016.04.16Visit to Lesbos, Greece During the flight from Rome to Lesvos Meeting with refugees Meeting with citizens and with the Catholic community. A remembering of the victims of migration In-Flight Press Conference from Lesvos to Rome Joint declaration with the Ecumenical Patriarch and the Archbishop of Athens and All Greece
2016.03.24 – 2016.03.27Triduum 2016 Mass of the Lord's Supper Way of the Cross Way of the Cross Celebration of the Passion of the Lord Easter Vigil Easter Vigil Urbi et Orbi Message for Easter Sunday 2016 Easter Sunday
2016.03.23 – 2016.08.15Jubilee Year of Le Puy 2016 Details LinkTwitter Feed
2016.02.12 – 2016.02.17Apostolic Journey to Mexico At the vigil of the Apostolic Journey to Mexico Greeting to journalists during the flight Rome-Havana Apostolic Journey to Mexico Meeting with authorities, representatives of civil society and the diplomatic corps (Mexico City) Meeting with the Bishops of Mexico gathered (Cathedral, Mexico City) Mass (Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Mexico City) Visit to the Federico Gómez pediatric hospital (Mexico City) Mass (area of the Study Centre of Ecatepec) Meeting with families (Víctor Manuel Reyna stadium, Tuxtla Gutiérrez) Mass with representatives of the indigenous communities of Chiapas (Municipal Sport Centre, San Cristóbal de Las Casas) Greeting to children attending catechism classes (Cathedral of Morelia) Meeting with young people (José María Morelos y Pavón stadium, Morelia) Mass with priests, men and women religious, consecrated people and seminarians (Venustiano Carranza Stadium, Morelia) Visit to the penitentiary (CeReSo n. 3, Ciudad Juárez) Meeting with the world of labour (Bachilleres College, Ciudad Juárez) Farewell greeting (Ciudad Juárez fair grounds) In-Flight Press Conference from Mexico City to Rome Mass (Ciudad Juárez fair grounds) LinkTwitter FeedFacebook Page
2016.02.12Meeting with the Patriarch of Moscow at La Habana, Cuba Joint declaration of Pope Francis with the Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia
2016.02.11World Day of the Sick 2016 For the 24th World Day of the Sick (2016) For the celebrations of the 24th World Day of the Sick (Nazareth)
2016.02.10 – 2016.03.24Lent 2016 For Lent 2016 For the “KeepLent” initiative of the youth ministry office of the Prelature of the Pontifical Shrine of Our Lady of Pompeii Mass, blessing and imposition of the Ashes Ash Wednesday Penitential Celebration Penitential Celebration Palm Sunday Palm Sunday Chrism Mass Chrism Mass
2016.02.082nd International Day of Prayer and Awareness Against Human Trafficking
2016.02.02World Day for Consecrated Life 2016 For the 20th Day of Consecrated Life (2016) Mass for the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord Mass for the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord
2016.01.3163rd World Leprosy Day
2016.01.24 – 2016.01.3151st International Eucharistic Congress (Cebu, Philippines) For the conclusion of the International Eucharistic Congress in Cebu, Philippines LinkTwitter Feed
2016.01.18 – 2016.01.25Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 2016 Vespers of the Conversion of Saint Paul the Apostle Second Vespers at the Basilica of St. Paul Outside the Walls
2016.01.17102nd World Day of Migrants and Refugees 2016 For the 102nd World Day of Migrants and Refugees (2016)
2016.01.01World Day of Peace 2016 For the celebration of World Day of Peace 2016
2015.12.25 – 2016.01.01Christmas Octave 2015 Mass on the Solemnity of the Nativity of the Lord Christmas night Mass Urbi et Orbi Message for Christmas 2015 Feast of the Holy Family Feast of the Holy Family Vespers and Te Deum in Thanksgiving for the past year First Vespers of the Solemnity of the Mother of God Mass on the Solemnity of Mary, Most Holy Mother of God Mass on the Solemnity of the Mother of God Mass on the Solemnity of the Epiphany of the Lord Mass on the Solemnity of the Epiphany of the Lord Mass on the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord
2015.12.08 – 2016.11.20Holy Year of the Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy (2016) Misericordiæ Vultus Granting of Indulgence during the Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy Mass and Opening of the Holy Door for the Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy Mass and Opening of the Holy Door of St. Peter's Basilica Mass for the Opening of the Holy Door of St. John Lateran Basilica Mass for the Opening of the Holy Door of St. John Lateran Basilica Mass for the Opening of the Holy Door of Charity Mass and Opening of the Holy Door at the Basilica of St Mary Major Opening of the Holy Door of St. Mary Major For the Jubilee of Mercy for Young Boys and Girls Vespers of the Conversion of Saint Paul the Apostle Second Vespers at the Basilica of St. Paul Outside the Walls To participants in the Jubilee for Consecrated Life Jubilee for Prayer Groups of Padre Pio Meeting with the Missionaries of Mercy Mass, blessing and imposition of the Ashes Jubilee for the Roman Curia Jubilee for the Roman Curia Penitential Celebration Penitential Celebration Prayer Vigil for the Jubilee of Divine Mercy Prayer Vigil for the Jubilee of Divine Mercy Sunday of Divine Mercy Sunday of Divine Mercy Jubilee for Young People Jubilee for Young People Jubilee for Young People Prayer Vigil of Dry the Tears Prayer Vigil of Dry the Tears Jubilee for Deacons Jubilee for Priests For the celebration of the Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy in the Americas (Bogotá) Jubilee for Catechists Jubilee for Catechists Marian Vigil Marian Vigil Mass for the Marian Jubilee Mass for the Marian Jubilee Mass of the Jubilee for Prisoners Mass of the Jubilee for Prisoners To participants in the Jubilee for Socially Excluded People Jubilee for Socially Excluded People Jubilee for Socially Excluded People Misericordia et misera Mass for the Closing of the Jubilee of Mercy Mass for the Closing of the Jubilee of Mercy To the organizers and workers of the Jubilee of Mercy LinkTwitter Feed
2015.11.29 – 2015.11.30Apostolic Journey to Central African Republic At the vigil of the Apostolic Journey to the Central African Republic Apostolic Journey in Kenya, Uganda and Central African Republic Meeting with authorities and the diplomatic corps Visit to a refugee camp (Bangui) Meeting with the Evangelical communities gathered in the FATEB Headquarter (Faculty of Evangelical Theology of Bangui) Administration of Confession to some young people and Prayer Vigil (Cathedral Square, Bangui) Mass with priests, religious, catechists and young people (Cathedral, Bangui) Meeting with the Muslim community (central Mosque of Koudoukou, Bangui) Mass (Barthélémy Boganda Stadium, Bangui)
2015.11.27 – 2015.11.29Apostolic Journey to Uganda At the vigil of the Apostolic Journey to Kenya and Uganda Apostolic Journey in Kenya, Uganda and Central African Republic Meeting with authorities and the diplomatic corps (Conference Hall of the State House, Entebbe) Visit to Munyonyo and greeting to catechists and teachers (Kampala) Meeting with the young people (Kololo Air Strip, Kampala) Visit to the House of Charity of Nalukolongo Meeting with priests, religious and seminarians (St Mary's Cathedral, Kampala) Mass for the Martyrs of Uganda (area of Catholic Shrine of the Martyrs, Namugongo)
2015.11.25 – 2015.11.27Apostolic Journey to Kenya Meeting with the young people (Kololo Air Strip, Kampala) Visit to the House of Charity of Nalukolongo Mass for the Martyrs of Uganda (Catholic Shrine of the Martyrs of Namugongo) At the vigil of the Apostolic Journey to Kenya and Uganda Greeting to journalists during the flight Rome-Nairobi Courtesy visit to the President of the Republic at the State House in Nairobi Meeting with Authorities of Kenya and the Diplomatic Corps Apostolic Journey in Kenya, Uganda and Central African Republic Ecumenical and Interreligious meeting (Hall of the Apostolic Nunciature, Nairobi) Meeting with clergy, religious and seminarians (sports field, St Mary's School, Nairobi) Visit to the U.N.O.N. (United Nations Office, Nairobi) Mass (Campus, University of Nairobi) Visit to Kangemi slum in Nairobi Meeting with youth (Kasarani Stadium)
2015.11.10Pastoral Visit to Prato and Firenze Meeting with the world of labour (in front of Cathedral, Prato) Meeting with the participants in the 5th Convention of the Italian Church (Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, Firenze) Mass (Artemio Franchi Municipal Stadium, Firenze) Link
2015.10.18World Mission Sunday 2015 For World Day for Missions 2015
2015.10.16World Food Day 2015 For the 35th World Food Day (2015)
2015.10.04 – 2015.10.2514th Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops 14th Ordinary General Assembly - 2015 14th Ordinary General Assembly - 2015 Prayer Vigil in preparation for the 14th Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops Mass for the opening of the 14th Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops Introductory remarks at the 1st General Congregation of the 14th Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops Remarks during the 4th General Congregation of the Synod of Bishops Ceremony commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the Institution of the Synod of Bishops Mass and Rite of Canonization Mass and Rite of Canonization During the afternoon General Congregation of the Synod of Bishops Conclusion of the Synod of Bishops on the Family Mass for the closing of the 14th Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops Mass for the closing of the 14th Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops 14th Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops Amoris lætitia
2015.09.27World Tourism Day 2015 For the 36th World Day of Tourism (2015)
2015.09.22 – 2015.09.27Apostolic Journey to the USA and Visit to the United Nations Video Conference hosted by ABC News with three groups from different cities in the United States of America Apostolic Journey to Cuba and USA In-Flight Press Conference from Santiago de Cuba to Washington DC Welcoming ceremony (South Lawn, White House) Meeting with the Bishops of USA (St Matthew's Cathedral, Washington DC) Mass and Canonization of Fr. Junipero Serra (National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, Washington DC) Visit to the Congress of USA Visit to the Charitable Center of St. Patrick Parish and meeting with the homeless (Washington DC) Vespers with the Clergy, Men and Women Religious (St Patrick's Cathedral, New York) Greeting to the personnel of the United Nations Meeting with the members of the General Assembly of the United Nations Organization Interreligious encounter (Ground Zero memorial, New York) Meeting with children and families of migrants in New York (Our Lady Queen of the Angels School, Harlem) Mass (Madison Square Garden, New York) Meeting for Religious Liberty with the Hispanic community and other immigrants (Independence Mall, Philadelphia) Festival of families and vigil of prayer (B. Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia) Mass with the Bishops, Clergy, Religious of Pennsylvania (Cathedral of Sts Peter and Paul, Philadelphia) Meeting with victims of sexual abuse (St. Charles Borromeo Seminary, Philadelphia) Meeting with bishops taking part in the World Meeting of Families (St. Charles Borromeo Seminary, Philadelphia) Visit to detainees at Curran-Fromhold Correctional Facility (Philadelphia) Greeting to the organizing committee, volunteers and benefactors (International Airport of Philadelphia) In-Flight Press Conference from Philadelphia to Rome Mass concluding the World Meeting of Families (B. Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia) Link
2015.09.22 – 2015.09.258th World Meeting of Families (Philadelphia, USA) For the 8th World Meeting of Families (Philadelphia) LinkTwitter Feed
2015.09.19 – 2015.09.22Apostolic Journey to Cuba At the vigil of the Apostolic Journey to Cuba To journalists during the flight from Rome to Havana Welcoming ceremony (José Martí International Airport, Havana) Apostolic Journey to Cuba and USA To young people (Centro Cultural Padre Félix Varela, Havana) Mass (Plaza de la Revolución, Havana) Vespers with Priests, Men and Women Religious and Seminarians (Cathedral of Havana) Blessing of the city from Loma de la Cruz in Holguín Mass (Plaza de la Revolución, Holguín) Meeting with families (Our Lady of the Assumption Cathedral, Santiago) In-Flight Press Conference from Santiago de Cuba to Washington DC Mass (Basilica of Virgen de la Caridad, El Cobre) Link
2015.09.01World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation 2015 Establishing the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation Liturgy of the Word on the occasion of the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation
2015.07.12Sea Sunday 2015
2015.07.10 – 2015.07.12Apostolic Journey to Paraguay For the vigil of the Apostolic Journey to Ecuador, Bolivia and Paraguay Apostolic Journey to Ecuador, Bolivia and Paraguay Meeting with government authorities and the diplomatic corps (López Palace) Visit to the “Niños de Acosta Ñu” General Paediatric Hospital Meeting with representatives of the civil society (León Condou stadium, San José School) Vespers with Bishops, Priests, Deacons, Men and Women Religious, Seminarians and Catholic Movements (Cathedral of the Assumption) Mass (esplanade in front of the Marian Shrine of Caacupé) Visit to the people of Bañado Norte (Chapel of Juan Bautista) Meeting with young people (Costanera riverside area) In-flight press conference from Asunción to Rome Mass (Campo Grande, Ñu Guazú) Link
2015.07.08 – 2015.07.10Apostolic Journey to Bolivia For the vigil of the Apostolic Journey to Ecuador, Bolivia and Paraguay Apostolic Journey to Ecuador, Bolivia and Paraguay Welcome ceremony (International Airport El Alto, La Paz) Remarks in memory of Fr Luis Espinal (La Paz) Meeting with civil authorities (La Paz Cathedral) Meeting with Clergy, Religious and Seminarians (Coliseum, Don Bosco College, Santa Cruz de la Sierra) Participation at the Second World Meeting of Popular Movements (Expo Feria Exhibition Centre, Santa Cruz de la Sierra) Mass (Christ the Redeemer Square, Santa Cruz de la Sierra) For the presentation of two decorative honours to Our Lady of Copacabana, Patron Saint of Bolivia Visit to Santa Cruz-Palmasola Rehabilitation Center In-flight press conference from Asunción to Rome
2015.07.05 – 2015.07.08Apostolic Journey to Ecuador For the vigil of the Apostolic Journey to Ecuador, Bolivia and Paraguay Welcome ceremony (International Airport, Quito) Apostolic Journey to Ecuador, Bolivia and Paraguay Greeting to those gathered in Cathedral Square (Quito) Visit to the Shrine of Divine Mercy (Guayaquil) Mass (Samanes Park, Guayaquil) Meeting with Educators (Pontifical Catholic University of Ecuador) Meeting with Political, Economic and Civic Leaders (San Francisco Church, Quito) Mass for the Evangelization of Peoples (Bicentennial Park, Ecuador) Meeting with Clergy, Religious and Seminarians (National Marian Shrine of El Quinche, Ecuador) In-flight press conference from Asunción to Rome
2015.06.21 – 2015.06.22Pastoral Visit to Torino Meeting with the world of labour (Piazzetta Reale) Meeting with the Salesians and the Daughters of Mary Help of Christians (Basilica of Maria Ausiliatrice) Meeting with the sick and disabled (Church of Cottolengo) Meeting with children and young people (Piazza Vittorio) Mass (Piazza Vittorio) Visit to the Waldensian Temple
2015.06.12World Day of Prayer for the Sanctification of Priests 2015
2015.06.06Apostolic Journey to Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina For the vigil of the Apostolic Journey to Sarajevo Greeting to journalists during the flight Rome-Sarajevo Meeting with Authorities and the Diplomatic Corps Meeting with Priests, Men and Women Religious and Seminarians gathered in the Cathedral Ecumenical and Interreligious Meeting at the Franciscan International Study Centre Meeting with the young people at the John Paul II Diocesan Youth Centre In-Flight Press Conference from Sarajevo to Rome Mass at Koševo Stadium Link
2015.05.24Day of Prayer for the Church in China 2015
2015.05.17World Communications Day 2015 For the 49th World Communications Day (2015)
2015.04.26World Day of Prayer for Vocations 2015 For the 52nd World Day for Vocations (2015)
2015.04.02 – 2015.04.05Triduum 2015 Mass of the Lord's Supper Way of the Cross at the Colosseum Celebration of the Lord's Passion Way of the Cross Easter Vigil Easter Vigil Urbi et Orbi Message for Easter Sunday 2015 Easter Sunday
2015.03.29World Youth Day 2015 For the 30th World Youth Day (2015) Palm Sunday - 30th World Youth Day
2015.03.21Pastoral Visit to Pompei and Napoli Meeting with people and various social categories of the Scampia neighbourhood (Piazza Giovanni Paolo II, Napoli) Visit and luncheon with representatives of detainees (Giuseppe Salvia detention centre in Poggioreale, Napoli) Meeting with the Clergy, Men and Women Religious and Permanent Deacons (Cathedral, Napoli) Meeting with the sick (Basilica del Gesù Nuovo, Napoli) Meeting with young people (Caracciolo Seafront, Napoli) Mass (Piazza Plebiscito, Napoli)
2015.03.06Courtyard of the Gentiles (Roma, 2015)
2015.02.18 – 2015.04.02Lent 2015 For Lent 2015 Mass, blessing and imposition of the Ashes Ash Wednesday Palm Sunday - 30th World Youth Day Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord Chrism Mass Chrism Mass
2015.02.14Ordinary Public Consistory for the Creation of 20 Cardinals To those who will be created Cardinals at the upcoming Consistory Ordinary Public Consistory for the creation of 20 new Cardinals Ordinary Public Consistory for the Creation of new Cardinals Mass with the new cardinals and the College of Cardinals Mass with the new cardinals and the College of Cardinals Details
2015.02.12 – 2015.02.1312th Extraordinary Consistory Greeting to Cardinals gathered for the Consistory
2015.02.11World Day of the Sick 2015 For the 23rd World Day of the Sick (2015)
2015.02.081st International Day of Prayer and Awareness Against Human Trafficking
2015.02.02World Day for Consecrated Life 2015 For the 19th Day of Consecrated Life (2015) Feast of the Presentation of the Lord - XIX World Day of Consecrated Life
2015.01.2562nd World Leprosy Day
2015.01.18 – 2015.01.25Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 2015 Solemnity of the Conversion of Saint Paul the Apostle - Celebration of Vespers Vespers on the Solemnity of the Conversion of St. Paul
2015.01.18101st World Day of Migrants and Refugees 2015 For the 101st World Day of Migrants and Refugees (2015)
2015.01.15 – 2015.01.19Apostolic Journey to the Philippines Apostolic Journey to Sri Lanka and Philippines Press Conference onboard the Flight from Colombo to Manila Meeting with Authorities and the Diplomatic Corps (Rizal Ceremonial Hall, Malacañang Presidential Palace, Manila) Meeting with families (Mall of Asia Arena, Manila) Mass with the Bishops, Priests and Religious people (Cathedral, Manila) Meeting with Priests, Religious, Seminarians and families of survivors of Typhoon Yolanda (Cathedral of Palo) Mass (Tacloban International Airport) Meeting with the young people (sports field, Santo Tomas University, Manila) Mass (Rizal Park, Manila) Press Conference onboard the Flight from the Philippines to Rome LinkTwitter Feed
2015.01.12 – 2015.01.15Apostolic Journey to Sri Lanka Apostolic Journey to Sri Lanka and Philippines Arrival ceremony in Sri Lanka (International Airport of Colombo) Interreligious Meeting (Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall) Marian prayer at the Shrine of Our Lady of the Rosary (Madhu) Mass and Rite of Canonization of Blessed Joseph Vaz (Galle Face Green, Colombo) Press Conference onboard the Flight from Colombo to Manila Link
2015.01.01World Day of Peace 2015 For the celebration of World Day of Peace 2015 Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God
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DateAscendingOngoing and Upcoming Celebrations
2017.04.28 – 2017.04.29Apostolic Journey to Cairo, Egypt For the Apostolic Journey to Egypt Greeting to journalists on the flight from Rome to Cairo To the participants in the International Peace Conference (Al-Azhar conference centre, Cairo) Meeting with political and civil authorities Courtesy visit to Pope Tawadros II (Coptic Orthodox Patriarchate, Cairo)
2017.05.07World Day of Prayer for Vocations 2017 For the 54th World Day for Vocations (2017)
2017.05.12 – 2017.05.13Apostolic Journey to Fatima, Portugal
2017.05.24Day of Prayer for the Church in China 2017
2017.05.27Pastoral Visit to Genova
2017.05.28World Communications Day 2017 For the 51st World Communications Day (2017)
2017.06.20Pastoral Visit to Bozzolo and Barbiana
2017.06.23World Day of Prayer for the Sanctification of Priests 2017
2017.07.09Sea Sunday 2017
2017.09.01World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation 2017
2017.09.06 – 2017.09.11Apostolic Journey to Colombia
2017.09.27World Tourism Day 2017
2017.10.01Pastoral Visit to Cesena and Bologna
2017.10.16World Food Day 2017
2017.10.22World Mission Sunday 2017
2017.12.25 – 2018.01.01Christmas Octave 2017
2018.01.01World Day of Peace 2018
2018.01.14104th World Day of Migrants and Refugees 2016
2018.01.18 – 2018.01.25Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 2018
2018.01.2865th World Leprosy Day
2018.02.02World Day for Consecrated Life 2018
2018.02.084th International Day of Prayer and Awareness Against Human Trafficking
2018.02.11World Day of the Sick 2018
2018.02.14 – 2018.03.29Lent 2018
2018.03.25World Youth Day 2018
2018.03.29 – 2018.04.01Triduum 2018
2018.04.22World Day of Prayer for Vocations 2018
2018.05.13World Communications Day 2018
2018.05.24Day of Prayer for the Church in China 2018
2018.06.08World Day of Prayer for the Sanctification of Priests 2018
2018.07.08Sea Sunday 2018
2018.08.22 – 2018.08.269th World Meeting of Families (Dublin, Ireland)
2018.09.01World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation 2018
2018.09.27World Tourism Day 2018
2018.1015th Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops To young people on the occasion of the presentation of the Preparatory Document of the XV Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops
2018.10.16World Food Day 2018
2018.10.21World Mission Sunday 2018
2018.12.25 – 2019.01.01Christmas Octave 2018
2019.01.22 – 2019.01.27World Youth Day 2019 (Panamá) To the young people from all over the world on the occasion of the upcoming World Youth Days Prayer Vigil in preparation for World Youth Day
2019.03.06 – 2019.04.18Lent 2019
2019.04.18 – 2019.04.21Triduum 2019
2019.12.25 – 2020.01.01Christmas Octave 2019
2020.02.26 – 2020.04.09Lent 2020
2020.04.09 – 2020.04.12Triduum 2020
2020.0652nd International Eucharistic Congress (Budapest, Hungary)
2020.12.31 – 2021.12.31Jubilee Year of Compostela 2021 Details

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