Pope Francis to visit Italian city of Naples in June

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The Holy See Press Office announces that Pope Francis will visit the Italian city of Naples on 21 June.

By Devin Watkins

During his visit to Naples on 21 June 2019, Pope Francis will take part in a meeting on “Theology after Veritatis Gaudium in the Mediterranean context”.

In a communiqué released on Monday, the interim Director of the Vatican Press Office, Alessandro Gisotti, said the Pope will arrive around 9 AM and will address participants in the conference.

Pope Francis will be welcomed by Cardinal Crescenzio Sepe, the Archbishop of Naples, Bishop Francesco Marino of Nola, and Fr. Arturo Sosa, Superior General of the Society of Jesus.

The conference is being hosted by the San Luigi section of the Pontifical Theological Faculty of Southern Italy.

The Pope will speak on the theme of encounter, before returning to the Vatican early in the afternoon, according to the communiqué.

Pope Francis made a pastoral visit to Naples on 21 March 2015.



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