For the conclusion of the 27th National Eucharistic Congress
Sunday, 25 September 2022
7.00 Departure from the Vatican heliport
8.30 Landing in the “Raffaele Duni” School Athletics Field in Matera (Viale delle Nazioni Unite, 20-30), in private.
Transfer by car to the municipal stadium.
8.45 XXI Settembre Municipal Stadium:
The Holy Father will be received by:
– Cardinal Matteo Maria Zuppi, archbishop of Bologna, president of the Italian Episcopal Conference;
– Archbishop Antonio Giuseppe Caiazzo of Matera-Irsina;
– The Hon. Vito Bardi, president of the Basilicata region;
– Dr. Sante Capponi, prefect of Matera;
– Dr. Domenico Bennardi, mayor of Matera;
– Dr. Piero Marrese, president of the province of Matera.
9.00 In the Stadium: Eucharistic Concelebration
* Homily of the Holy Father
– Words of thanks from Cardinal Matteo Maria Zuppi, archbishop of Bologna, president of the Italian Episcopal Conference.
The Pope gives a chalice for the diocese of Matera to Archbishop Antonio Giuseppe Caiazzo.
11.00 At the end of the celebration, the Holy Father will take leave of the authorities who welcomed him on arrival.
Transfer by car to the School Athletics Field.
11.15 Departure by helicopter from Matera.
12.45 Arrival at the Vatican heliport.