Pope to Greet Young Couples During Ancona Visit

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VATICAN CITY, JUNE 21, 2011 (Zenit.org).- Benedict XVI will hold his first-ever encounter with young couples this September in the context of his apostolic visit to the Italian city of Ancona to close the nation's Eucharistic Congress.

The Vatican press office announced the details today of the Pope's visit to Ancona on Sept. 11 to close the 25th Italian Eucharistic Congress. The congress will be held Sept. 3-11 in the seaport town on the theme: "Lord, to whom shall we go? The Eucharist for daily life."

At 10 a.m., the Holy Father will preside at a concelebration of the Eucharist at the city's shipyard to mark the close of the congress.

During the afternoon, he will meet with families and clergy in the Basilica of San Cyriacus, then address a group of young couples in the Piazza del Plebiscito before returning to the Vatican.