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These are the Pope's activities this Christmas

This week is full of celebrations and the Pope will make appearances at several of them. We offer a small calendar with Francis' activities throughout the holidays.

Paloma López Campos-December 20, 2022-Reading time: < 1 minute
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The Nativity scene in the Vatican (CNS Photo / Paul Haring)

On Wednesday, December 21, at 9:00 a.m., the Pope will hold his customary general audience in the Paul VI Hall. Last week, the Holy Father commented that he was coming to the end of his catechesis on discernment.

On the following day, Thursday 22, the Roman Curia will receive Christmas greetings. Later, the same will happen with the Vatican workers.

On Saturday, the 24th, at 7:20 p.m., the Pope will celebrate Christmas Vespers Mass in St. Peter's Basilica. The following day, Sunday 25, the blessing will take place. Urbi et Orbi at 12:00 and the Pope will proclaim his Christmas message.

The Angelus from the balcony of the Apostolic Palace has been moved to Monday 26, taking place at 12:00 noon on that day.

On Saturday 31, at 5:00 p.m., the Pope will say vespers and prayer. Te Deum to give thanks for the year lived.

The next day, World Day of PeaceAt 10:00 a.m., Holy Mass will be celebrated on the Solemnity of Mary Most Holy Mother of God.

On the 6th, the feast of the Epiphany of the Lord, the Pope will celebrate Mass in St. Peter's Basilica at 10:00 a.m.

Finally, on the feast of the Baptism of the Lord, January 8, there will be a Mass at 9:30 a.m. in the Sistine Chapel.

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