Ideas about Pope Francis’ visit have been there for many years already and now, in the jubilee year of the Republic of Estonia, it will become true. Pope Francis will visit Estonia on 25 September 2018.
We all try to be well prepared for this meeting both spiritually and regarding its essence so that it could become a real historical event both for our small Catholic Church and for everybody in Estonia.
The Holy Mass, where many people both from Estonia and outside can participate in, will definitely be the most important event of the visit. During the Mass, people will also have the possibility of meeting the Pope personally. However, comprehensive communication work, publication of books and recording of the whole visit will bring along very high expenses for the Catholic Church. We shall need support in the following activities:
Celebration of the Holy Mass (sound and video equipment, stage construction, security, the altar, design and decorations, liturgical music);
Giving a fresh look to the Sts. Peter and Paul Cathedral and its yard as well as possible repair work before the Pope’s visit;
Preparation and running of the ecumenical meeting with the youth;
Publication of books, the Structure of the Mass and other printed materials;
Media and communication – recordings, photos and videos, digital media, translations.
We would kindly ask those wishing to support us financially in our preparations for the Pope’s visit to donate by bank transfer to the following bank account:
Rooma-Katoliku Kiriku Apostellik Administratuur (Roman Catholic Church, the Apostolic Administration of Estonia)
SEB Bank, Tornimäe 2, Tallinn 15010, Estonia
Bank account: EE611010220267043227
We would like to thank all our donors and supporters from all our hearts!
Pope Francis’ cordial smile and his good wishes will definitely stay with you for long, his words finding their way into your heart!