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Pope will give a full retreat for priests tomorrow

2016-06-01

On Thursday, priests and seminarians from all over the world attending the Jubilee for Priests in Rome will receive a full spiritual retreat preached by Pope Francis. 

The first meditation will be at 10 a.m. in the Basilica of St. John Lateran. Following, will be a noon homily at the Basilica of St. Mary Major and the last one will take place at 4 p.m. at the Basilica of St. Paul Outside the Walls. 

The priests and seminarians will be divided according to language, so they will be able to fully understand each spiritual teaching. 

Each of the Pope's sermons will last about one hour and the evening will close with a concelebrated Mass at 5:30 p.m., after the final teaching at the Basilica of St. Paul Outside the Walls.  

ROME REPORTS will conduct a live broadcast for each reflection given by the Pope.


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