Schedule of Pope Francis’ Pilgrimage at the Portiuncula

On 4 August 2016, Pope Francis will make a pilgrimage to the Portiuncula. Three moments will mark the pilgrimage: a personal prayer in the Portiuncula, a reflection, and a meeting with the friars of the Portiuncula’s infirmary.

Beginning at 4:00 pm, in the Papal Basilica of Saint Mary of the Angels, Pope Francis will spend a moment of silent prayer at the Portiuncula. Immediately after, he will offer a reflection on the Gospel passage of Matthew 18:21-35. At the end of the catechesis, the Holy Father will greet the Bishops and Superiors of the Franciscan Orders present, then go to the infirmary. After this brief visit, Pope Francis will go outside the Basilica to greet the faithful gathered in the square.

For details of the program: www.porziuncola.org.