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Departs Wednesday, With 1st Stop in Kenya

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Wednesday, 25 November 2015

07:45 Departure from Rome’s Fiumicino airport for Nairobi, Kenya   
17:00 Arrival at “Jomo Kenyatta” International Airport of Nairobi   
  Welcoming ceremony at the State House  
18:00 Courtesy visit to the President of the Republic at the State House in Nairobi  
18:30 Meeting with the Public Authorities of Kenya and the Diplomatic Corps   

Thursday, 26 November 2015

8:15 Interreligious and ecumenical meeting in the Hall of the Apostolic Nunciature in Nairobi  
10:00 Holy Mass at the Campus of the University of Nairobi  
15:45 Meeting with the Clergy, Men and Women Religious and Seminarians in the sports field of St Mary’s School  
17:30 Visit to the U.N.O.N. (United Nations Office at Nairobi)  

Friday, 27 November 2015

08:30 Visit to the poor Kangemi area in Nairobi  
10:00 Meeting with youth at Kasarani Stadium  
11:15 Meeting with the Bishops of Kenya in the VIP lounge room of the Stadium  
15:10 Farewell ceremony at “Jomo Kenyatta” International Airport in Nairobi   
15:30 Departure by plane from Nairobi for Entebbe  
16:50 Arrival at the International Airport of Entebbe in Uganda  
  Welcoming ceremony  
17:30 Courtesy visit to the President at the State House in Entebbe  
18:00 Meeting with Public Authorities and Diplomatic Corps in the Conference Hall of the State House  
19:15 Visit to Munyonyo and greeting to Catechists and Teachers   

Saturday, 28 November 2015

08:30 Visit to the Anglican Shrine of the Martyrs of Namugongo  
09:00 Visit to the Catholic Shrine of the Martyrs of Namugongo  
09:30 Holy Mass for the Martyrs of Uganda in the area of the Catholic Shrine  
15:15 Meeting with the young people at Kololo Air Strip in Kampala  
17:00 Visit to the Charitable Centre of Nalukolongo  
18:00 Meeting with the Bishops of Uganda at the Archbishop’s House  
19:00 Meeting with Priests, Men and Women Religious and Seminarians gathered in the Cathedral  

Sunday, 29 November 2015

09:00 Farewell ceremony at the Airport of Entebbe  
09:15 Departure by plane from Entebbe for Bangui in the Central African Republic  
10:00 Arrival at “M’Poko” International Airport of Bangui  
  Welcoming ceremony  
11:00 Courtesy Visit to the President of the State of Transition at Renaissance Presidential Palace   
11:30 Meeting with the Government Leaders and Diplomatic Corps 
[Arabic, English, French, German, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish]
12:15 Visit to a Refugee Camp  
13:00 Meeting with the Bishops of the Central African Republic  
13:30 Luncheon with the Bishops and Papal Entourage  
16:00 Meeting with the Evangelical Communities gathered in the FATEB Headquarter (Evangelical Faculty of Theology of Bangui)  
17:00 Holy Mass with Priests, Men and Women Religious, Catechists and young people gathered in the Cathedral of Bangui  
19:00 Administration of the Sacrament of Reconciliation to some young people and Prayer Vigil in the esplanade in front of the Cathedral  

Monday, 30 November 2015

08:15 Meeting with the Muslim Community in the central Mosque of Koudoukou in Bangui  
09:30 Holy Mass celebrated at Barthélémy Boganda Stadium   
12:15 Farewell ceremony at “M’Poko” International Airport of Bangui  
12:30 Departure by plane for Rome  
18:45 Arrival at Rome/Ciampino Airport  


Time lag:

Rome: +1h UTC 
Nairobi: +3h UTC
Entebbe: +3h UTC
Bangui: +1h UTC

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