Pope Francis arrives in Milan
(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis has arrived in Milan in Northern Italy for a one day pastoral visit. The Pope departed from Rome’s Fiumicino airport earlier this morning.
Thousands of people turned out to meet the Holy Father as he travelled by "Pope Mobile" to meet with the Rom, Islamic, and immigrant families of the ‘White Houses’ in the Forlanini quarter of the city.
Later this morning after speaking with priests and consecrated persons, he will visit the inmates of the San Vittore Prison for lunch and then celebrate Holy Mass in Monza Park.
The final appointment of the day is a meeting with several recently confirmed young people in the Meazza-San Siro di Milano Stadium.