Celebrations and trips of Pope Francis from June to September 2024

Two apostolic journeys, a pastoral visit and the blessing of the palliums of the metropolitan
archbishops, named in the last year, are some of the notable events on the Holy Father’s calendar

The calendar of liturgical celebrations presided over by Pope Francis published this Monday by the office of the Master of Pontifical Liturgical Celebrations, Monsignor Diego Ravelli, begins with the last date of June until September, and includes a pastoral visit, two apostolic trips and the summer vacation period of the Supreme Pontiff.

With the celebration of the Holy Mass and blessing of the palliums of the new metropolitan archbishops, the calendar of pontifical celebrations begins. The Papal Chapel will take place, as is tradition, at 9:30 a.m. in Rome, in St. Peter’s Basilica, on June 29, the solemnity of the Holy Apostles Peter and Paul, patrons of Rome.

On July 1, Pope Francis will preside over the Ordinary Public Consistory for the vote on some Causes of Canonization and a week later, on July 7, he will undertake the Pastoral Visit to Trieste. The announcement of some details of the visit program was made known on May 3 during the presentation of the 50th Social Week of Catholics in Italy, which will be held from July 3 to 7 in the capital of Friuli Venezia Giulia and will be titled: “At the heart of democracy. Participate between history and the future.” The Pontiff, after participating in the closing of the event, will preside over the mass and the recitation of the Angelus in Plaza Unidad.

Two apostolic journeys in September

The papal agenda resumes in September, after the Pontiff’s summer vacation period and the month of August, where there will be no shortage of General Audiences and the Sunday Angelus prayer.

From September 2 to 13, Francis will make his Apostolic Journey to Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, East Timor and Singapore. Announced by the director of the Press Office, Matteo Bruni, on April 12, the Holy Father, accepting the invitation of the respective heads of State and ecclesiastical authorities, will travel to Jakarta from September 3 to 6, to Port Moresby and Vanimo from September 6 to 9, to Dili from September 9 to 11 and to Singapore from September 11 to 13.

Finally, from September 26 to 29, the Holy Father will undertake his Apostolic Journey to Luxembourg and Belgium. “Announced on May 20 by the Press Office of the Holy See, the Pope will visit Brussels, Leuven and New Leuven.”