POPE’S DECEMBER PRAYER INTENTION: FOR VOLUNTEER ORGANIZATIONS

POPE’S DECEMBER PRAYER INTENTION: FOR VOLUNTEER ORGANIZATIONS

Pope Francis released his prayer intention for December, asking the faithful to pray that volunteer organizations, and those who work in them, may work as “artisans of mercy.” In the last Pope Video of the year, The Holy Father encourages volunteer organizations and volunteers to continue in their labor promoting human dignity and the common good, working “not just for the people, but with the people, being close to them, and listening to their needs.”

To see his video with English subtitles, click here: Pope’s December prayer intention: For volunteer organizations – Vatican News

POPE FRANCIS TO TRAVEL TO DCR AND SOUTH SUDAN IN 2023

POPE FRANCIS TO TRAVEL TO DCR AND SOUTH SUDAN IN 2023

The Holy See Press Office announced today that the previously scheduled papal trip to the DCR (Democratic Republic of the Congo) and South Sudan, that had been   postponed to health issues for Pope Francis, will now take place from January 31st to February 5th, 2023. The papal schedule was also released.

Tuesday, 31 January 2023 ROME – KINSHASA

Logo and motto of Pope’s journey to Democratic Rep. of Congo released – Vatican News

07:55 Departure by airplane from Rome/Fiumicino International Airport to Kinshasa 15:00 Arrival at Kinshasa “Ndjili” International Airport

15:00 OFFICIAL WELCOME

16:30 WELCOME CEREMONY at the “Palais de la Nation”

16:45 COURTESY VISIT TO THE PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC in the “Salle Présidentielle” of the “Palais de la Nation”

17:30 MEETING WITH AUTHORITIES, CIVIL SOCIETY AND THE DIPLOMATIC CORPS in the garden of the “Palais de la Nation” Address of the Holy Father

Wednesday, 1 February 2023 KINSHASA

09:30 HOLY MASS at “Ndolo” Airport – Homily of the Holy Father

16:30 MEETING WITH VICTIMS FROM THE EASTERN PART OF THE COUNTRY at the Apostolic Nunciature – Address of the Holy Father

18:30 MEETING WITH REPRESENTATIVES FROM SOME CHARITIES at the Apostolic Nunciature – Address of the Holy Father

Thursday, 2 February 2023 KINSHASA

09:30 MEETING WITH YOUNG PEOPLE AND CATECHISTS in Martyrs’ Stadium – Address of the Holy Father

16:30 PRAYER MEETING WITH PRIESTS, DEACONS, CONSECRATED PERSONS AND SEMINARIANS in the Cathedral “Notre Dame du Congo” – Address of the Holy Father

18:30 PRIVATE MEETING WITH MEMBERS OF THE SOCIETY OF JESUS at the Apostolic Nunciature

Friday, 3 February 2023 KINSHASA – JUBA

08:30 MEETING WITH BISHOPS at CENCO – Address of the Holy Father

10:10 FAREWELL CEREMONY at Kinshasa “Ndjili” International Airport

10:40 Departure by airplane from Kinshasa “Ndjili” International airport

to Juba

The Holy Father is making the Journey to South Sudan together with the Archbishop of Canterbury and the Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland

15:00 Arrival at Juba International Airport

 

South Sudan: Vatican unveils logo and motto of Pope ‘s visit – Vatican News

15:00 WELCOME CEREMONY

15:45 COURTESY VISIT TO THE PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC at the Presidential Palace

16:15 MEETING WITH THE VICE-PRESIDENTS OF THE REPUBLIC

17:00 MEETING WITH AUTHORITIES, CIVIL SOCIETY AND THE DIPLOMATIC CORPS in the garden of the Presidential Palace – Address of the Holy Father

Saturday, 4 February 2023 JUBA

09:00 MEETING WITH BISHOPS, PRIESTS, DEACONS, CONSECRATED PERSONS AND SEMINARIANS in the Cathedral of Saint Therese – Address of the Holy Father

11:00 PRIVATE MEETING WITH MEMBERS OF THE SOCIETY OF JESUS at the Apostolic Nunciature

16:30 MEETING WITH INTERNALLY DISPLACED PERSONS in the “Freedom Hall” – Address of the Holy Father

18:00 ECUMENICAL PRAYER at “John Garang” Mausoleum – Address of the Holy Father

Sunday, 5 February 2023 JUBA – ROME

08:45 HOLY MASS at “John Garang” Mausoleum – Homily of the Holy Father Angelus

11:00 FAREWELL CEREMONY at Juba International Airport

11:30 Departure by airplane from Juba International Airport to Rome

17:30 Arrival at Rome Fiumicino International Airport