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Pope’s schedule for Lent and Easter

The programme of Pope Francis, February-April, includes the Lenten Season and Easter, which this year falls on April 12.

The Holy See Press Office on Wednesday released the following calendar of the celebrations of Pope Francis for the months of February, March and April:

FEBRUARY

26, Wednesday

Ash Wednesday

16.30: Church of Saint Anselm - Statio and penitential procession

17.00: Basilica of Santa Sabina - Holy Mass, blessing and imposition of the Ashes

 

MARCH

1, Sunday

First Sunday of Lent

Ariccia - Beginning of the spiritual exercises for the Roman Curia

 

6, Friday

Conclusion of the spiritual exercises for the Roman Curia

 

20, Friday 20

17.00: Saint Peter’s Basilica - Celebration of the Sacrament of Penance

 

APRIL

5, Sunday

10.00: Saint Peter’s Square - Palm Sunday and the Passion of the Lord

Commemoration of the entry of the Lord into Jerusalem, and Holy Mass

 

9, Thursday

Holy Thursday

9.30: Saint Peter’s Basilica - Chrism Mass

 

10, Friday

Good Friday

17.00: Saint Peter’s Basilica - Celebration of the Passion of the Lord

21.15: Colosseum – Way of the Cross

 

11, Saturday

Holy Saturday

20.30: Saint Peter’s Basilica - Easter Vigil in the Holy Night of Easter

 

12, Sunday

Easter Sunday

10.00: Saint Peter’s Square – Easter Sunday Holy Mass

12.00: “Urbi et Orbi” Easter message and blessing from the central balcony of Saint Peter’s Basilica

 

19, Sunday

Second Sunday of Easter (Divine Mercy Sunday)

10.30: Saint Peter’s Square - Holy Mass

(Time: CET)

12 February 2020, 15:05