Pope Francis will celebrate a high mass at the Vélodrome in September

Pope Francis will celebrate a high mass at the Vélodrome in September

2023-06-02 17:46:27

The Vélodrome will not have to choose between the round ball and the great mass of pope francis. According Provencethis one will take place on September 23 next in the enclosure of the boulevard Michelet, an agreement having been reached with the organizer of the World Cup of rugby. Two matches are indeed scheduled in Marseille, on September 21 and October 1. Discussions were thus initiated on the amount of the additional insurance premium to cover possible damage after the mass, as the daily recalls.

“As if he was going to every Marseillais”

The Pope is expected in Marseille on the occasion of a meeting of the bishops of the Mediterranean, the last edition of which was held in February 2022 in Florence but which he had to give up. “When the Pope celebrates Mass at the Orange Vélodrome stadium, a place that brings together Marseille in all its diversity, it will be as if he were going to the home of every Marseillais,” said Cardinal Jean-Marc Aveline, Archbishop of Marseilles, on the initiative of the papal invitation.

This visit will include three stages, “an ecumenical and interreligious prayer at Notre-Dame-de-la-Garde in memory of migrants who disappeared at sea, a meeting with young people and bishops from the Mediterranean, and a mass open to all, Marseillais and pilgrims who have come from elsewhere to pray with him,” the diocese detailed in March.

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