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Attending church services in Rome? Wed or Sun?

Apr 16th, 2007, 07:05 AM
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Attending church services in Rome? Wed or Sun?

When you travel to Rome...do you attend any church services? It would be amazing to see the Pope do some kind of blessing in St. Peters Square! Does this happen on Sun or Wed? I dont have anything planned for our last Wednesday in Rome..so that could be an option.
Any opinions?

Thanks in advance,

Samantha
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Apr 16th, 2007, 07:30 AM
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There is Papal Audience on Wednesdays at 10.30 am, now taking place in St Peter's Square. You need a ticket for this, obtainable free from Santa Susanna church http://www.santasusanna.org/popeVati...peVatican.html and possibly from your hotel concierge.
On Sundays the Pope blesses the crowd gathered in St Peter's Square at 12 noon.
For other Papal functions during your stay, you have to check the official Vatican site at http://www.vatican.va/news_services/...lendar_en.html
For many, but not all, Papal services, advance booking for (free) tickets are required.
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Apr 16th, 2007, 07:36 AM
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Alec..thank you!
We will try and do that Wed, and get the tickets through our hotel, since Sun we're going to the Borghese gallery in the morning. Thanks again
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Apr 16th, 2007, 08:07 AM
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If you can't get tickets, it doesn't mean you still can't go on Wed. You'll just have to stand to the side, but the Pope goes all around in his Pope-mobile, so you get a closer look.
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Apr 18th, 2007, 02:04 AM
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One of the things I regret not doing on our recent trip to Rome is going to hear the service with Gregorian chant on Sunday morning at sant' Alsemo, the International Benedictine church.

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