Pope Francis prayed at the tomb of Don Milani, an Italian priest and educator from the Diocese of Florence, and spoke to the faithful present for his visit in Barbiana.
Pope Francis will make a private visit to the Italian towns of Bozzolo and Barbiana on June 20, 2017 to pray at the tombs of don Primo Mazzolari and don Lorenzo Milani, Vatican radio reported.
Pope Francis stressed the need for “the Church to live among the people and for them,” saying it should maintain a healthy contact with reality and peoples’ lives. The Pope’s comments came during his homily at an outdoor Mass celebrated in Florence on Tuesday (10th November).
Pope Francis said Tuesday November 10, 2015, that he wanted to see the Italian Church be restless and innovative during a visit to Florence.
Pope Francis Tuesday November 10, 2015, commenced his visit to the Tuscan cities of Prato and Florence with a call to be ready to journey with Christ, and an appeal against the exploitation of workers.
Wach live the Holy Father’s visit to Prato and Florence, Italy on 10 November for the Fifth National Congress of the Italian Church.
The White Crucifixion by Marc Chagall was transferred from Palazzo Strozzi to the Florence Baptistery.
The programme of the Holy Father’s visit to Prato and Florence, Italy on 10 November for the Fifth National Congress of the Italian Church is conpletely defined.
The Archbishop of Florence, Cardinal Giuseppe Betori, said the one-day Papal visit is «a gift that the Florentines wait for with an open heart».
Pope Francis in Tuscan capital November 10, 2015 will celebrate the Holy Mass in Florence stadium.