The Office of Liturgical Celebrations of the Supreme Pontiff has published the following calendar of liturgical celebrations at which the Holy Father will preside in the months of March and April 2016:
- Friday 4: At 5 p.m. in the Vatican Basilica, penitential celebration.
- Sunday 6: Fourth Sunday of Lent. In Ariccia, beginning of the spiritual exercises for the Roman Curia.
- Friday 11: Conclusion of the spiritual exercises for the Roman Curia.
- Tuesday 15: At 10 a.m. in the Consistory Hall, consistory for causes of canonization.
- Sunday 20: Palm Sunday and the Passion of the Lord. At 9.30 a.m. in St. Peter’s Square, blessing of the palms, procession and Holy Mass.
- Thursday 24: Holy Thursday. At 9.30 a.m. in the Vatican Basilica, Chrism Mass.
- Friday 25: Good Friday. At 5 p.m. in the Vatican Basilica, celebration of the Passion of the Lord.
- At 9.15 p.m. at the Colosseum, Rome: Via Crucis (Way of the Cross).
- Saturday 26: Holy Saturday. At 8.30 p.m. in the Vatican Basilica, Easter vigil
- Saturday 2: At 6 p.m. in St. Peter’s Square, prayer vigil and Jubilee for adherents to the spirituality of Divine Mercy.
- Sunday 3: Second Sunday of Easter (Divine Mercy Sunday). At 10.30 a.m. in St. Peter’s Square, Holy Mass and Jubilee for adherents to the spirituality of Divine Mercy Sunday.