Pope Francis Has An Event-Packed Agenda Over the Next Two Months

The Vatican has released the Holy Father’s busy liturgical schedule for the remainder of the liturgical year.

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VATICAN CITY — The Vatican has made public the packed schedule of liturgical activities Pope Francis will be involved in during the months of October and November.

The Office of Liturgical Celebrations of the Supreme Pontiff also stated he will first partake in three celebrations in September, including a visit to the Shrine of Our Lady of Bonaria at Cagliari, Sardinia, on Sept. 22.

The Pope will then celebrate Mass at St. Peter’s Square at 10:30am on Sept. 29, a day during which catechists will be gathered in Rome. The following day he will hold an ordinary public consistory on several causes of canonization at the Consistory Hall at 10am.

On Oct. 4, the Holy Father will visit the Italian city of Assisi, the birthplace of St. Francis.

He will dedicate Oct. 12-13 to Mary, with a Marian prayer in St. Peter’s Square at 5pm on Oct. 12 and Mass in St. Peter's Square at 10:30am the following day.

Family day will be the highlight of Sunday, Oct. 27, during which he will preside at an Eucharistic celebration at 10:30am.

 Pope Francis will have four major events in the month before Christmas.

He will preside at Mass at the Cemetery of Verano, next to Rome’s Sapienza University, at 4pm on Nov. 1 to celebrate the feast of All Saints.

The next day, All Souls' Day, the Pope will offer a moment of prayer for former popes who have passed away at 6pm.

On Nov. 4 at 11:30am, he will celebrate Mass at the altar of the cathedra in the Papal Chapel of St. Peter’s Basilica for the souls of cardinals and bishops who died this year.

Pope Francis will finally officially close the Year of Faith in the Papal Chapel on Nov. 24 at 10:30am, which coincides with the Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe.