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Highlights of Pope Benedict XVI in Milan - World Meeting of Families

Highlights of Pope Benedict XVI in Milan - World Meeting of Families

On 1 June 2012, Pope Benedict XVI arrived in Milan, to attend the World Meeting of Families. He was welcomed by children with a bouquet of flowers, as well as the Cardinal Angelo Scola, Archbishop of Milan, and Cardinal Ennio Antonelli, president of the Pontifical Council for the Family. From 1-3 June, the Holy Father: met with the citizens of Milan in Duomo Square; attended a concert in his honor, held a meeting with candidates for confirmation at "Meazza" Stadium; and closed the 2012 World Meeting of Families with a Mass in Bresso Park, where he announced that next World Meeting of Families will take place in Philadelphia in 2015.

Catch up on some of the highlights of the trip here:

  • Pope Arrives in Milan - Video and Article
  • Pope Addresses crowds in Milan’s Piazza del Duomo - Article
  • Pope presides over daytime prayer - Article
  • Meeting with Confirmation candidates and youth - Video and Article
  • Pope answers questions from families - Video
  • Final Mass in Bresso Park - Homily
  • Closing World Meeting of Families - Video and Article
  • Pope announces next World Meeting of Families - Video and Article


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