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Pope Francis visit Sept 15

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Pope Francis visit Sept 15

I just stumbled across info that Pope Francis will visit Palermo on Sept 15 to mark the 25th anniversary of the death of Pino Puglisi. Excitedly, this just happens to coincide with our visit.

Can't fnd info in English but wondering if it is open to the public to apply for tickets.

http://www.papafrancescoapalermo.it

Thanks so much!

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1. Re: Pope Francis visit Sept 15

You might be out of luck. When we went to the Pope Francis Angelus in Bologna last year, they limited tickets to people with an Italian Codice fiscale. The actual mass was limited to only tickets obtained from the different churches in Bologna for members of their parish.

This is a rough translation from the Palermo event:

Passes to the lawn of the Foro Italico to attend the Eucharistic celebration that the Holy Father Francis will preside next September 15, 2018, on the occasion of the pastoral visit to Palermo, are absolutely free. The permits will be granted by the Organizing Secretariat, according to the criteria that will be communicated through the information channels of the Archiepiscopal Curia.

You never know how the process of tickets for these events will go, so give it a try, I suggest you do it in Italian if you can.

Edited: 08 August 2018, 09:17
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2. Re: Pope Francis visit Sept 15

Thanks Michael!

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3. Re: Pope Francis visit Sept 15

For sure give it a try!

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4. Re: Pope Francis visit Sept 15

I have a different concern. Would the Pope's visit affect our ability to get from the airport to our hotel? Our flight arrives in Palermo around noon. Thank you!

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5. Re: Pope Francis visit Sept 15

By the time you arrive il Papa will be busy at work. Some streets in P. are closed to traffic. You'll get there.

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6. Re: Pope Francis visit Sept 15

Hi kimrus1,

Find how to participate....

papafrancescoapalermo.it/come-partecipare/

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7. Re: Pope Francis visit Sept 15

Hello cambridge2019,

It would depend on the location of your hotel.

But yes, the pope's visit will impact the airport Prestia e Comandè service from 4:00 to 19:00 with the final stop at Via Libertà. The last three stops at Politeama, via Roma, and the train station will be suspended.

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8. Re: Pope Francis visit Sept 15

We are in the hotel across the road (NH Palermo) we get picked up at 8am for the airport that day. Will we get on the local roads ?

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9. Re: Pope Francis visit Sept 15

Vehicular traffic is expected banned from 6:00.

…mobilita.org/2018/…

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10. Re: Pope Francis visit Sept 15

We were kept awake most of last night with sound checks and seems we could have another night or row sleepless ones. Wish I'd of known before we booked 😏

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