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Agenda of the week: Jubilee of the curia and meeting with Argentine President

2016-02-22

Despite his intense trip to Mexico and Cuba, Pope Francis is restless and returns to work with strength this week.

On Monday, he will celebrate the Jubilee of the Roman Curia and the institutions of the Holy See. Pope Francis will first attend a guided meditation by Father Marko Rupnik and then preside over a Mass in St. Peter's Basilica.

The new Argentine ambassador to the Holy See, Rogelio Pfirter will present his credential letters to Pope Francis. 

After a week outside the Vatican, as of Tuesday, the Pope will preside over Mass at Casa Santa Marta.

On Wednesday, as usual, he will have the general audience in the company of thousands of pilgrims from around the world.

On Saturday, he will meet with Argentine President, Mauricio Macri. Before becoming president, he visited the Pope on another occasion, in September 2013.

On Sunday, as usual, he will preside over the recitation of the Angelus from the window of his study in the Apostolic Palace.

Moreover, these days the Pope is finalizing the apostolic exhortation on the family that will be released in March.


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