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Pope Francis to meet with Benedict XVI at Castel Gandolfo next Saturday

Sunday, March 17 ;

10AM: Holy Mass, St. Ann Parish in the Vatican ;

12PM: Angelus from Pontifical Household ;

Monday, March 18 ;

12:50PM: Audience with Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, Casa Santa Marta ;

Tuesday, March 19 ;

9:30AM: Inauguration Mass at St. Peter's Square. (Access to plaza at 6:30AM). ;

After the ceremony, the Pope removes his vestments at the Chapel of the Pieta, and will receive the leader of the official delegations at the Confessional Altar inside the Basilica. He then has lunch at Casa Santa Marta. ;

Wednesday, March 20 ;

11AM: Audience with delegates from other Christian denominations, Clementine Hall ;

Friday, March 22 ;

11AM: Audience with the diplomatic corps accredited to the Holy See, Regal Hall ;

Saturday, March 23 ;

12PM: Departs by helicopter to Castel Gandolfo ;

12:15PM: Lunch with Pope emeritus Benedict XVI ;

Sunday, March 24 ;

9:30AM: Eucharistic Celebration for Palm Sunday, St. Peter's Square. ;

12PM: Angelus at St. Peter's Square