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The Pope's weekly schedule: From Mass to Baptizing newborns in the Sistine Chapel

The Pope will have a relatively slow this week, as he looks ahead to a busy month and year. ; In mid January, the Pope is scheduled to visit Sri Lanka and the Philippines. ; On the morning of Tuesday January 6th, the Pope will celebrate a Mass to mark the Epiphany in St. Peter's Basilica. He will then pray the Angelus from his studio window in the Apostolic Palace. ; On Wednesday, as usual, the Pope will lead the general audience in St. Peter's Square, where thousands of pilgrims flock to hear the Pope's catechesis. ; Then on Thursday the 8th, he will celebrate his early morning Mass in the Vatican's Casa Santa Marta. ; On Sunday the 11th, the Pope will follow a tradition by Baptizing a group of newborns in the Sistine Chapel, to celebrate the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord. ; Afterwards, he will pray the Sunday Angelus, as he usually does overlooking St. Peter's Square. ; MPI/KLH ; CTV JM -BN Up: GRT ;