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Schedule updated for papal visit to Sweden, Reformation celebration

September 26, 2016

The Vatican has updated the schedule for a visit by Pope Francis to Sweden, to join in a celebration of the Reformation.

The Pontiff will leave Rome in the morning on Monday, October 31, arriving at Malmo airport before noon, to be greeted by the Swedish prime minister. After a courtesy call at the royal palace in Lund, he will join an ecumenical prayer service in the city's Lutheran cathedral, delivering the homily. Later he will attend another ecumenical session at the Malmo Arena.

On Tuesday the Pope will celebrate Mass at a soccer stadium in Malmo, then return to the airport for a farewell ceremony and return flight to Rome.


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  • Posted by: [email protected] - Sep. 28, 2016 7:15 PM ET USA

    What is his message to traditional Lutherans who do not support all this same sex baloney. Did not know we should be celebrating the reformation. This Pope is confusing more Catholics.

  • Posted by: wsw33410 - Sep. 26, 2016 7:59 PM ET USA

    Perhaps the Lutherans have something to celebrate about Reformation, not the Catholics. We understand that current Pope is pushing the unification of Christians - is he really intending to "accompany" the Lutheran leaders, male and female pastors, often active homosexuals? What's his message to the traditional orthodox Catholics? Does he care?

  • Posted by: jimr451 - Sep. 26, 2016 6:56 PM ET USA

    Seems like "celebration" is not quite the right word here.