Angel Monday between music and faith.
The meeting for the Prayer Vigil with Pope Francis in St Peter’s Square will be preceded by a big event in which Blanco will perform. The singer, winner of the Sanremo 2022 Fesival with the song ‘Brividi’ together with Mahmood, will perform on 18 April in front of almost 60,000 young people from all over Italy.
Andrea Delogu and Massimo Bagnato will present the event. On stage also the actors Giovanni Scifoni and Michele la Ginestra. Another young singer-songwriter, Matteo Romano, who also performed at Sanremo 2022, will close the event.
It will be the Pope’s first meeting in the Vatican with Italian children after the long pause due to the pandemic. A further sign of a return to normality after the announcement that the general audiences will resume in the Piazza. “With the pilgrimage of teenagers to Rome and their meeting with the Pope, we want to encourage and give signs of hope to those who are committed to the growth of teenagers and to those who look to the Christian community as the custodian of a future of life that comes from faith in the risen Jesus,” says Don Michele, head of the Italian Bishops’ Conference’s national office for youth ministry. While this time continues to put us to the test,” he adds, “we do not want to lose our sense of responsibility for the educational activities that have always characterised the ordinary pastoral care of our dioceses.