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Trip to Assisi on the Horizon for Pope’s Top Men Assisi
La Stampa-Vatican Insider ^ | 4/27/13 | Giacomo Galeazzi

Posted on 04/29/2013 7:04:32 AM PDT by marshmallow

The Pope’s cardinal advisors could accompany the Pope on his visit to St. Francis’ city on 4 October

The eight cardinals appointed by the Pope to help and advise him on the issue of Curia reform could be joining Francis on his visit to Assisi. The cardinal advisors have been summoned to Rome at the start of October (probably 4 October, the feast day of the patron saint of Italy), when the Pope intends to visit St. Francis’ tomb. On 2 May, Franciscans are expected in the Holy See and a meeting between the Pope and his “board” of advisors in the sacred land of St. Francis’ pilgrimage, could be on the cards. The objective of the meeting would be to pray and discuss how to reform, streamline and moralise the Vatican machine and ecclesiastical bureaucracy, turning them into a support and a useful tool for faith rather than an obstacle. “The trip could last several days,” the Holy See stressed. Until now, the Church has tried not to jump the gun in terms of the “geopolitics” of the Pope’s journeys. Preparation for the World Youth Day in Rio is well underway and a visit to Assisi looks likely.

Vatican spokesman, Fr. Federico Lombardi, has been inundated with questions about the new Pope’s plans and deadlines but these are the only two journeys in Francis’ diary for 2013, as far as he knows. Bergoglio sees Rio as a must given that the World Youth Day would be meaningless without the Pope’s presence. Assisi on the other hand was less of a certainty, despite the city’s invitation to the Pope - who chose the name of its saint as his papal name – straight after his election.

No dates have been confirmed as yet, although the friars of Assisi have suggested.......

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1 posted on 04/29/2013 7:04:32 AM PDT by marshmallow
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The eight cardinals appointed by the Pope to help and advise him on the issue of Curia reform could be joining Francis on his visit to Assisi.

Or they could be planning to swallow cold poison and jump in the sea. Make up any possible future events you want, and call it "news."

3 posted on 04/29/2013 8:53:56 AM PDT by Tax-chick (Sarah is right.)
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