February 29, 2012.
) Roughly 300,000 people
from all over the world are expected to take part in this year's World Meeting of Families in Milan
. Now its organizers are sharing what the Pope's schedule will look like. Card. Angelo Scola
Archbishop of Milan (Italy)“Families are coming to reflect and to live the experience and beauty of a family unit.”
On Friday, June 1st
, Benedict XVI
will arrive to Milan in the afternoon. There he'll meet with a group of locals at the Piazza del Duomo
. Afterward, he'll attend a concert
at the Teatro alla Scala
morning, he'll start the day by praying and meditating with religious and priests at the Duomo. Then, he'll head out Milan's stadium
where he'll meet with teenagers
who are preparing for their Confirmation. In the afternoon, the Pope will meet with families to celebrate the so called “Feast of Testimonies”
at the Bresso Airport
morning the Pope will celebrate Mass
at that same airport, with thousands of families. Then later that afternoon, he'll return to Rome.
This meeting in Milan marks the seventh “World Meeting of Families.” It started Rome back in 1994
, under the direction of John Paul II
, who said it was key to highlight the vital role families have in society.
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