Key Papal Events in May and June

Includes Mass for 500th Anniversary of Swiss Guard

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VATICAN CITY, APRIL 27, 2006 (Zenit.org).- The Vatican press office today published this calendar of celebrations over which Benedict XVI will preside in May and June.



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Monday, May 1

Visit to the Shrine of the Virgin of Divine Love (near Rome) 5:30 p.m.
Recitation of the rosary

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Saturday, May 6

St. Peter's Basilica, 9:30 a.m.
Holy Mass on the occasion of the fifth centenary of the foundation of the papal Swiss Guard

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Sunday, May 7, 4th Sunday of Easter

St. Peter's Basilica, 9 a.m.
Ordination of presbyters and deacons of the Diocese of Rome

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May 25-28

Apostolic trip to Poland

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Saturday, June 3, Vigil of Pentecost

St. Peter's Square, 8:30 p.m.
Vigil of Pentecost with the participation of ecclesial movements and new communities

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Sunday, June 4, Pentecost

St. Peter's Square, 9:30 a.m.
Holy Mass

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Thursday, June 15, Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ

Basilica of St. John Lateran, 7 p.m.
Holy Mass, procession to the Basilica of St. Mary Major and Eucharistic blessing

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Thursday, June 29

Solemnity of Sts. Peter and Paul
St. Peter's Basilica, 9:30 a.m.
Holy Mass and imposition of the pallium on metropolitan archbishops