City of Palermo in turmoil and race against time to complete the work in view of the visit of Pope Benedict XVI Sunday, Oct. 3. And so the Sicilian capital is transformed into a large yard. Workers to work to assemble miles of barriers and to make boxes and trays. Like this where you think the Foro Italico come over one hundred thousand people expected to attend the Mass at 10.30.
Family, Youth and problems of the South: these will be the central themes that Pope Benedict XVI will address during his visit. The third successor of Peter in the Sicilian capital, after the first two of John Paul II in 1982 and 1995. Three appointments for the day: after Mass at the Foro Italico, the pontiff will travel to 17 to meet in Cathedral priests, religious and seminarians, and 18 to be with young people at the square Politeama. A stream full of believers come from all provinces of Sicily. Consider that only the Diocese of Trapani is estimated to arrive more than 2 thousand faithful. Many young people and many families who are traveling by bus and train. Best choice since the roads in town will be revolutionized. It 'has just been taken, for example, the closure of Politeama square and some surrounding streets, to achieve the stage where the festival will be held on Saturday evening and the youth meeting with the Pope on Sunday afternoon. There are six races that will be extraordinary, however, carried out by Trenitalia: two more lines on each of the Messina-Palermo, Agrigento and Palermo-Catania-Palermo. While Amat took steps to provide free shuttle that connects the periphery to the center.
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