Leaves from Rome Ciampino airport Madrid
Arrival at Barajas international airport.
Welcoming Ceremony at Barajas airport. Speech by the Holy Father.
Crosses Puerta de Alcalá in Independencia Square with some Young people
Welcoming party of the Young people in Madrid’s Cibeles Square. Speech by the Holy Father.
FRIDAY AUGUST 19th, 2011
Holy Mass in private in the chapel of the Apostolic Nunciature, Madrid.
Courtesy visit to their Majesties the King and Queen of Spain in the Zarzuela Palace, Madrid.
San Lorenzo de El Escorial
Meeting with young nuns in the Patio of the Kings, Monastery of El Escorial. Greeting of the Holy Father.
Meeting with 2,000 young university professors, in the Basilica of San Lorenzo de El Escorial. Speech by the Holy Father.
Lunch with young people in the Ambassadors Lounge of the Nunciature.
Official reception with the President of Spain in the Nunciature
Vía Crucis in Cibeles Square. Speech by the Holy Father.
SATURDAY AUGUST 20th, 2011
Confession with some young people in the Buen Retiro Park, Madrid
Holy Mass with young seminarians in the Almudena Cathedral. Homily by the Holy Father.
Lunch with the Cardinals of Spain, Bishops of Madrid Province, Auxiliary Bishops of Madrid and the Papal retinue in the Cardinal’s Residence.
Meeting with the Local Organizing Committee of the XXVI WYD in the Apostolic Nunciature
Visit to the Institute Foundation of Saint Joseph, Madrid. Speech by the Holy Father.
Prayer Vigil at Cuatro Vientos aeordrome. Speech by the Holy Father.
SUNDAY AUGUST 21st, 2011
Holy Mass to close the XXVI World Youth Day at Cuatro Vientos, Madrid. Speech by the Holy Father.
Holy Angelus at Cuatro Vientos. The Holy Father will speak.
Lunch with the Cardinals of Spain and the Papal Retinue in the Apostolic Nunciature, Madrid.
Farewell from the Nunciature
Meeting with WYD volunteers in Pavillion 9 of IFEMA, the Madrid Convention Center. Speech by the Holy Father.
Official farewell Ceremony at Barajas Airport. Speech by the Holy Father.
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