Program Released for Pope's March 23-29 Mexico-Cuba Trip

Benedict XVI Will Give More Than 10 Addresses
by | Source: Zenit.org

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VATICAN CITY, JAN. 31, 2012 (Zenit.org).- The Vatican today presented the official program for Benedict XVI's March 23-29 trip to Mexico and Cuba:

Friday, March 23, 2012

Rome

9:30 am: Departure by plane from Leonardo da Vinci international airport of Rome/Fiumicino to Leon/Guanajuato.

Leon

4:30 pm: Welcome ceremony in the international airport of Guanajuato (in the locality of Silao). Address of the Holy Father.


Saturday, March 24, 2012

8 am: Holy Mass in private in the Chapel of the Miraflores School.

6 pm: Courtesy visit to the federal President, in the Casa del Conde Rul of Guanajuato.

6:45 pm: Greeting of children in Guanajuato's Peace Square. The Holy Father's greeting.


Sunday, March 25, 2012

10 am: Holy Mass in the Parque del Bicentenario of Leon. Homily of the Holy Father.

Recitation of the Angelus. Address of the Holy Father.

6 pm: Celebration of Vespers with the bishops of Mexico and Latin America in the cathedral of the Mother Most Holy of Light of Leon. Address of the Holy Father.


Monday, March 26, 2012

9 am: Farewell ceremony in the international airport of Guanajuato. Address of the Holy Father.

9:30 am: Departure by plane from the international airport of Guanajuato to Santiago de Cuba.

Santiago de Cuba

2 pm: Welcome ceremony in the international airport of Santiago de Cuba. Address of the Holy Father.

5:30 pm: Holy Mass, on the occasion of the 400th anniversary of the finding of the image of the Virgin of Charity of Cobre, in Antonio Macedo Square of Santiago de Cuba. Homily of the Holy Father.


Tuesday, March 27, 2012

9:30 am: Visit to the Shrine of the Virgin of Charity of Cobre of Santiago de Cuba.

10:30 am: Departure from international airport of Santiago de Cuba to Havana.

Havana

12 noon: arrival in international airport of Havana.

5:30 pm: Courtesy visit to the President of the Council of State and of the Council of Ministers of the Republic in the palace of the Revolution of Havana.

7:15 pm: Meeting and dinner with the Cuban bishops and with the papal entourage in the apostolic nunciature of Havana.


Wednesday, March 28, 2012

9 am: Holy Mass in Revolution Square of Havana. Homily of the Holy Father.

4:30 pm: Farewell ceremony in international airport of Havana. Address of the Holy Father.

5 pm: Departure by plane from international airport of Havana to Rome.


Thursday, March 29, 2012

Rome 

10:15 am: Arrival in the Rome/Ciampino airport.



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