Pope Francis will Celebrate a Public Mass Saturday July 5th

The Vatican Press Office has announced that Pope Francis will make a one-day visit onSaturday July 5th, to the Italian region of Molise, about 120 miles Southeast of Rome.   

The Holy Father will take an early helicopter flight and then will visit the Marian shrine of Santuario Maria Santissima Adolorato in Castepetroso.  From there he will go to the regional capital of Campobasso where he will address some local workers. 

He will then celebrate Mass at 10:30 at the Remagnoli Stadium in Campobasso.  The Mass is open to the public.

There is train service from Rome, but the earliest departure is at 6:15 a.m., arriving in Campobasso at 9:24.  So if you plan to attend the Mass your best bet would be to arrive the night before.  We do not have information as to whether tickets will be required…..but the Mass is definitely open to everyone.  It is about 1/2 mile from the train station to the Stadium.