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Pope's weekly schedule: he presides at a Mass to ordain future priests and deacons

After returning from a busy couple days in Egypt over the weekend, the pope starts off his week slowly. ; He will deliver his homilies at daily Mass in Casa Santa Marta, reflecting on the Gospel of the day or his current prayers at the moment. ; On Wednesday, he will hold the typical General Audience in St. Peter's Square at 10 a.m. with all the traveling pilgrims from around the world. ; Sunday morning he will preside at a Mass for Ordinations to the priesthood and the deaconate in the St. Sebastian Chapel in the Vatican Basilica at 9:15 a.m. Afterwards, he will go to St. Peter's Square at noon to lead the Regina Coeli, which will be prayed every Sunday until Pentecost Sunday. ; His week will be a week of recovery from Egypt and a time of preparation for his trip to Fatima to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the apparition of Our Lady of Fatima on May 12-13. ; MB