PAPAL PROGRAM FOR
YESTERDAY AND COMING DAYS
VATICAN CITY, APR 21,
2005 (VIS) - Yesterday afternoon, Holy See Press Office Director
Joaquin Navarro-Valls released the following declaration to
"This morning, the
Holy Father Benedict XVI visited the Congregation for the Doctrine
of the Faith where, in the course of a very cordial meeting, he
greeted the men and women who collaborated with him in that
"He then entered the
papal apartments in the Apostolic Palace, removing the seals.
"The Holy Father
invited some of his collaborators in the Roman Curia to lunch in the
'Domus Sanctae Marthae,' deciding on some of his forthcoming
"Friday morning: a
meeting with all cardinals present in Rome.
"Saturday morning: a
meeting with journalists and with social communications workers.
"In the afternoon,
the Holy Father returned to the apartment in which he used to live
in Piazza della Citta Leonina.
announced, at 10 a.m. on Sunday April 24, Benedict XVI will preside
at the Eucharist for the solemn inauguration of his pontificate.
"On the morning of
Monday April 25, he will receive official delegations who have
arrived for the inaugural ceremony of his pontificate.
"The Holy Father has
decided to remain for the moment in the apartment of the Domus
EWTN will air the Solemn
Mass of Inauguration of Pope Benedict XVI in its entirety on
television, radio and the Internet
The Mass will air LIVE on Sunday, April 24th at 4AM and will encore
at 10AM, 3PM, 9PM, Monday, April 25th at 12AM, 4AM, with a final
encore presentation at 1PM. All times are Eastern.