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Check out the pope's schedule for this week!

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This week, most of the pope's words and declarations will come from his Masses at the chapel in his residence, Casa Santa Marta. His homilies are a good indications on the pope's thoughts for that day.

On Tuesday, the pope will release a document concerning the burial of the dead and the conservation of their ashes in case of cremation.

On Wednesday, Pope Francis will continue his series of catecheses on the works of mercy in his General Audience. This will be the third one he will devote to this issue, with which the pope wants to give a catechetical boost to this Jubilee Year.

On Friday and Saturday, the Pontifical Academy for Social Sciences will brainstorm proposals for the the social inclusion of marginalized people.

On Sunday, young people from all over the world convene in Rome to debate on measures from the UN to fight against poverty, hunger, and contamination in the coming years. The pope could meet with them on Sunday afternoon, after praying the Angelus with pilgrims in St. Peter's Square. The day after, Monday 31, he will travel to Sweden for the start of the events commemorating the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation. 


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