Pope John XXIII and Pope John Paul II will be declared Saints by Pope Francis in the presence of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI on Sunday 27 April in St Peter’s Square, Rome.
Millions of Catholics from all over the world will gather in Rome to celebrate this historic event and to celebrate the ministry of these two pontiffs including the Second Vatican Council called by Pope John, and the world wide ministry of Pope John Paul.
The Diocese of Killaloe has organised a pilgrimage to Rome on the occasion of the canonisations from Wednesday 23 April to Wednesday 30 April 2014.
The pilgrimage will be led by Bishop Kieran O’Reilly. Travel is by scheduled Aer Lingus flights from/to Dublin. Accommodation is in a four star hotel, within a short walk from the Vatican which will greatly facilitate attendance at the canonisations on Sunday morning.
A guide and coach will be available to the group throughout the week. Fr Albert McDonnell will be spiritual director to the pilgrimage.
The itinerary will include the major basilicas, baroque squares, the Irish College and the other major attractions in Rome. We will also spend an overnight in Assisi and Montecassino. To view the draft itinerary click here KILLALOE ITINERARY CANONISATIONS 2014
Cost is €1,100 per person sharing.
Contact 057 9355050 (mornings only) or firstname.lastname@example.org
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