20 April 2015

Holy See confirms: Pope Francis to celebrate Mass at the Pontifical North American College

A press conference was held this morning regarding the upcoming Day of Reflection on Blessed Junipero Serra on 2 May 2015 at the Pontifical North American College in which it was officially confirmed that His Holiness Pope Francis will preside over the celebration of the Holy Mass in the chapel of the Janiculum campus.  

Following the press conference, Vatican Radio has published the schedule of the day's proceedings:

08.45  Bibliographical notes on Junípero Serra: the path to holiness (R.P. Vincenzo Criscuolo, OFM Cap., General Relator of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints).

09.30  The religious origins of America (Most Rev. José H. Gómez, Archbishop of Los Angeles).

10.30  Break

10.45  The canonization of Fra Junípero Serra in ligth [sic] of “Ecclesia in America” (Prof. Guzmán Carriquiry, Secretary in charge of the Vice-Presidency of the Pontifical Commission for Latin America).

11.15  Our Lady of Guadalupe, mother and guide of Fra Junípero Serra, Patron of American (Carl Anderson, Supreme Knight of Knights of Columbus).


13.15  Lunch at the Pontifical North American College.
At this moment, I know only the information available in the media. Additional information will, presumably, be forthcoming.

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