I will translate this beautiful article.
The dream finally comes true and the three young artists of IL VOLO can sing in the presence of Pope Francis their special Ave Maria dedicated to him on the occasion of the 2017 Jubilee of Mercy. The occasion will be the World Youth Day, which will take place at Panama from 22 to 27 January next.
The three artists will perform during the vigil ceremony of the evening of January 26, in Campus San Giovanni Paolo II, where it is expected the presence of over a million people and the simultaneous transmission worldwide monovision of the event that will precede the Mass that the Pope will celebrate on Sunday 27 January.
“How to describe such a profound emotion? We are three young people – say Gianluca, Piero and Ignazio – among millions of young people like us, with the privilege of completing a dream: to sing on such an important occasion for such a special audience, the Pope and the beautiful youth.”
They had promised it to Bergoglio on the occasion of the private audience granted to them to donate to the Pope the first copy of their song Ave Maria Mater Misericordiaè with the intent of being able to perform it live in his presence.
This event will be an opportunity to meet young people from all over the world and live with them an experience of faith and communion.
With all of them Gianluca, Piero and Ignazio will sing a few pieces of the Latin American popular repertoire on the same occasion of the vigil. “2019 is the year of our tenth anniversary – the three artists add – and could not start better, giving us a unique opportunity that will accompany us forever in the memories of our career and our lives.”
Here the Pope’s program:
January 23 = 9:35 hours departure from Rome, arrival in Panama 4:50 pm
January 24 = Meeting with the President of the Republic of Panama and later with the bishops and inauguration of the WYD.
January 25 = Meeting with the inmates and Via Crucis.
January 26 = Mass from the S. Maria la Antigua Cathedral.
6:30 pm Vigil with young people in the San Juan Pablo II camp.
January 27 = 8 am, Mass for WYD, visit to the Buen Samaritano house, meeting with the GMG volunteers in the Estadio Rommel Fernandez.
At 6:15 pm, return to Rome.
IL VOLO should sing at the Vigil with the youth, where they will sing songs of entertainment of the Latin American tradition and then at the Mass of the WYD where the Ave Maria Mater Misericordiaè will be sung.
It is because of Poland that we expect this to happen, because of the missed opportunity for IL VOLO to sing in Poland at the World Youth Day 2016.
What a thrill, singing in front of the Pope and the immense audience of people.
We will be glued to the television to see this incredible event.
Ever more proud of our boys.
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