World Day of the Poor: Vatican Announces November Calendar of Pontifical Celebrations

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Francis will celebrate Mass for the souls of deceased cardinals and bishops, for the 60th anniversary of the Faculty of Medicine in Rome and for the World Day of the Poor.

Newsroom (October 25, 2021, 7:00 AM, Gaudium Press) The Holy See Press Office released the calendar of celebrations that will be presided over by Pope Francis during the month of November.

Mass for the souls of Cardinals and Bishops who died in 2021

On the first Thursday of the month, November 4, the Holy Father will preside over a Holy Mass in suffrage for the souls of the Cardinals and Bishops who died during the year 2021. This celebration is scheduled to take place at the Altar of the Chair in St. Peter’s Basilica.

The following morning, Friday, the Pontiff will preside a Eucharistic Celebration at the Catholic University of the Sacred Heart in Rome, on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the inauguration of the Faculty of Medicine and Surgery.

World Day of the Poor

Finally, on Sunday morning, the 14th day on which the Church will celebrate the World Day of the Poor, Francis will preside a Holy Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica. This commemoration was instituted by the Holy Father in 2016, at the end of the Jubilee of Mercy.

The World Day of the Poor is celebrated annually on the penultimate Sunday of the liturgical year. This year, the celebration will follow the theme “You will always have poor among you” (Mk 14:7). On June 14, Pope Francis released a message for the occasion. (EPC)

Compiled by Zephania Gangl

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