Pope Francis will travel to Lisbon on Wednesday morning, 2 August, to participate in World Youth Day. He is scheduled to depart from Rome’s Fiumicino Airport at 7:50 am, arriving at Figo Maduro Air Base in Lisbon at 10 am. Among the many activities scheduled with young people are a meeting with university students at “Universidade Católica Portugesa”; one with young people of Scholas Occurrentes; a celebration of the Sacrament of Reconciliation in which the Pope will hear confessions; the Stations of the Cross; a vigil with young people and Holy Mass for World Youth Day on his final day in Lisbon. On Saturday, 5 August, Pope Francis will travel to Fatima where he will recite the Rosary with a group of sick young people at the Chapel of the Apparitions of the Shrine of Our Lady. During the five-day Journey, the Pope will also meet with the Portuguese Authorities, with bishops, priests, deacons consecrated persons, seminarians and pastoral workers and with members of the Society of Jesus.
28 July 2023