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Opening of the Upper Basilica

Sunday, August 30, 2020 the Upper Basilica of Oropa reopens for worship

Sunday, August 30, 2020, the sacred effigy of the Black Madonna will unite in a single moment of faith the reopening of the Church after four years of restoration and the resumption of the path towards the Fifth Centenary Coronation.


3pm: At the beginning of the Holy Mass, celebrated by the Bishop of Biella, with a solemn rite, the Statue of the Black Madonna will “open” the main portal, enter the Upper Basilica and then be placed under the ciborium.

4.30 p.m. (approximately): At the end of the celebration, the doors of the Upper Basilica will be opened and a delimited and regulated devotional path will allow everyone to pay homage to Our Lady by parading in prayer in front of the Holy Effigy.

8.30 p.m. (approximately): At the end of the flow of the faithful, “homage” to Our Lady and closing of the day.

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