VATICAN CITY — On the feast of St. Francis of Assisi tomorrow, Pope Francis will be visiting the birthplace of his namesake and following in the saint’s footsteps.
For those who want to follow the all-day event Oct. 4 online, the papal schedule is below. The official liturgical booklet hasn’t been posted yet, but if it is, we’ll have it for you here.
Here is a general rundown of the pope’s rather packed itinerary:
7 a.m. (Rome time; 1 a.m. EDT) — Pope leaves the Vatican by helicopter.
7:45 a.m. — He lands in Assisi.
8 a.m. — Pope Francis meets with young people with severe disabilities at their church-run residence, “Serafico Institute.” He will deliver a short address. Continue reading