Day Two: Benedict in Brazil

*Day Three Coverage HERE*

Pope Benedict continues his sixth apostolic journey for the second day today. This is his first papal trip outside of Europe (excluding Turkey), traveling in the most populous Catholic country in the world, Brazil. Please stay tuned for complete coverage.

NB: Complete roundup of coverage here, top photos of the trip here.

Thursday’s papal itinerary (all times EST):

8.00-10:30 Private Mass at the Chapel of the Monastery
11.00-12:00 Visit to the President of the Republic
12.30 Meeting with the representatives of other Christian confessions and religions
13.15 Luncheon with the representatives of the Episcopal Conference of Brazil (CNBB)
18.00-20:00 Meeting with the youth at “Paulo Machado de Carvalho” municipal Stadium [Address of the Holy Father]
20.30 Arrival at the Monastery of S?Bento, S?Paulo.

Best of the Best & Breaking News:

Important general links:

Papal texts and transcripts:

Most recent headlines:

Notable St. Blog’s coverage:

Catholic media coverage/analysis:

Mainstream coverage (linked not necessarily for accuracy, but to remain informed):

From this morning’s Vatican Information Service:


Summary of Apostolic Trip to Brazil (May-9-10):

CHRISTIAN VALUES WILL NEVER BE ERADICATED
POPE REPLIES TO JOURNALISTS’ IN-FLIGHT QUESTIONS
VISIT TO PRESIDENT LULA AND MEETING WITH YOUNG PEOPLE

The rest:

Special thanks to Amy Welborn and Domenico Bettinelli for inviting their readers to my coverage. Special thanks also to Teresa Benedetta and the other regular contributors of the PapaRatzingerForum for their incredible industry and dedication to all things Papa Benny!

Note: For the especially-motivated, even more interesting facts, photos & video here.

Note 2: I intend to watch Pope Benedict’s visit with young people on EWTN today [here] at 5PM EST, and might do some “live blogging” in the commentbox below….

[photo credit & captions: (1) Pope Benedict XVI is cheered by faithful as he leaves Sao Bento Monastery - AP Photo/L'osservatore Romano. (2) Brazilian nuns wait for a public meeting with Pope Benedict XVI outside Pacaembu stadium - AP Photo/Dado Galdieri. (3) Catholic pilgrims cry after Pope Benedict XVI appears on the balcony of the Sao Bento monastery - AFP/Martin Bernatti.]

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