The Vatican will celebrate family to highlight its role a fundamental institution in Christian life. To celebrate this, the Vatican will keep a unique pilgrimage to St. Peter’s tomb.
The event, which will take place on Saturday, October 26th and Sunday 27th, is sponsored by the Pontifical Council for the Family. It’s included in the list of celebrations for the Year of Faith. Specifically, the Council wants to emphasize the the key role the family plays in transmitting the faith to younger generations.
This is an excellent way to end the Year of Faith. This pilgrimage underlines how the family is the first and fundamental means of transmitting faith in the new millennium.
The pilgrimage is set to take place on Saturday between Rome’s Piazza del Popolo and St. Peter’s Square. There, Pope Francis is scheduled to join the pilgrims to celebrate their faith. The following day, the Pope will celebrate a Mass in St. Peter’s Square to mark the end of the pilgrimage.
Saturday, October 26
h 14.00 Opening of St. Peter’s Square – Reflections, music and testimonies.
h 17.00 Meeting with the Holy Father and the Profession of Faith
Sunday, October 27
h. 09.30 Recitation of the Holy Rosary in St. Peter’s Square
h. 10:00 Solemn Mass in St. Peter’s Square presided over by the Holy Father
h. 12.00 Angelus
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