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Written by Michela | 28 April, 2011 0:46

The first meeting for all pilgrims from all over the world Preparation is the vigil to be held on the evening of 30 April in the arena of the Circus Maximus (from 20). One moment led by Cardinal Agostino Vallini, Vicar General of His Holiness for the Diocese of Rome, which will be joined by video link even Benedict XVI.

The beatification will be presided over by Pope Ratzinger and celebrated Sunday, May 1 in St. Peter's Square, from 10. Anyone can join, without having to get any tickets. Access to the Plaza and the adjacent areas will still be governed by the law enforcement for public safety issues. A closing ceremony the remains of Blessed will be exposed for veneration at the altar of the Confession in St. Peter's Basilica, long as there is faithful flux. Will take place instead in a private burial of the remains of John Paul II, at the Chapel in the Vatican Basilica of San Sebastian.

On Sunday the area of ​​St. Peter's Square will be open from 5 am: who in any case will not be able to enter the ceremony from approximately 14 giant video screens will be set up in town or live via web streaming. In areas adjacent to St. Peter and in the center will be set up reception points, Refreshment, health care and chemical baths. A "watch" over the pilgrims will be the police and an army of 2.500 Regional Civil Defence volunteers.

Monday 2 St. Peter's Square will host again in May (10.30) Mass of Thanksgiving, presided over by Vatican Secretary of State, Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone. All the program and any local events will be updated on the website specially created by the Opera ORP: who also launched the "JPII Pass", purchase online, to facilitate the movement of pilgrims to Rome in three days highlight. Useful website Diocese of Rome, dedicated to the beatification and the Pope's life, and that of Pope Boys whose diary to record on the official appointments in the program at both Rome and Italy, and in the rest of the world.

of related initiatives dedicated to John Paul II in Rome if they really count dozens. Meanwhile the special "White Night", between 30 April and 1 May, in which eight churches in the center of the capital will be open for prayer and then the extraordinary opening of the Vatican Museums, to be exceptionally visited in the evening on days 26 – 27 – 28 – 29 April 2 May, by 19 midnight (with last admission at 22). It is to imagine that the queues for entrance, a custom, will be longer than usual, but to enter the Museums is an experience not to be missed. For the special solemnity and time indicated in the "Museums of the Pope" apply a reduced rate of 8 € to all the pilgrims who will be in the possession of a letter from the parish of membership, diocese or other religious institution (There are no online reservations). The Capitol arranges instead for 2 May, an event dedicated to music and testimonies of John Paul II titled "Do not be afraid".

The Terminal Gianicolo, John Paul II that just opened in 2000 the Jubilee, houses the interesting photo exhibition "The man who loved men" depicting the Polish pontiff in some key moments of his pontificate. About fifteen shots extracted from the six million images which are stored photographic archive of the Vatican and which are for the most part by Arturo Mari, To 27 years with the Pope as the official photographer. There are, for example the pope smiling on the plane next to President Sandro Pertini in an almost unknown or tearing of the protocol during a trip to Africa when Wojtyla crossed the threshold of a house being overwhelmed by the enthusiasm of poor children.

"The apostolic life and religious paths in the Lazio region of Pope John Paul II" is the title of another exhibition of photographs, promoted by Regione Lazio, Auditorium of Rome hosted Reconciliation (approximately fifteen minutes walk from Terminal Gianicolo), until 2 May. In fact it is five photographic exhibitions, one for each province of Lazio, through the images, the most significant moments of the apostolic life of the Holy Father and his pastoral visits in the territory of Lazio. The exhibition, Free, you can also see in Rieti at Palazzo Dosi, Palace in Frosinone Province, in Latin to the Museum Duilio Cambellotti Viterbo and the Hall Anselmi Via Saffi.

Source: Handle