It will be a busy week for Pope Francis. On Monday he will meet with the president of Colombia, Juan Manuel Santos in the Vatican. That same day the World Retreat of Priests, organized by the Charismatic Renewal will come to a close.
As usual, the Pope will lead his weekly general audience on June 17th, offering his catechesis to thousands of people out in St. Peter's Square.
On Thursday, June 18th, the Pope will release his encyclical, which deals with the Ecology. A press conference will be held in the Vatican to shed light on the encyclical's key points. It's a document that has triggered great expectations and even controversy months before its release.
On Sunday June 21st, Pope Francis will visit the Holy Shroud and pray before it in the city of Turin. It will be on display until the 24th.
He will leave Rome at 6.30 a.m and head to Turin. His first meeting there will be with workers and city officials.
Then, he will head to the Cathedral where he will pray before the Holy Shroud. He will celebrate Mass and then he will meet with imprisoned youths, immigrants and families.
That afternoon, he will have a meeting with Salesians and religious to mark 200 years since the birth of their founder, St. John Bosco.
Lastly, he will visit the sick and needy in the Church of Cottolengo.