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Pope Francis' Program for Apostolic Trip to Panama for World Youth Day 2019

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Pope Francis has departed from Rome on his papal flight and will be arriving in Panama this evening.
Before traveling to his papal flight to Panama, PopeFrancis met with eight refugees from different countries at his residence Casa Santa Marta, confirmed the Vatican.
Here is the program for the Holy Father’s Jan. 23-28, 2019, Apostolic Visit to Panama for the XXXIV World Youth Day. Here is the full Vatican-provided program, published on Nov. 20, 2018:

Wednesday, 23 January 2019


9:35 Departure by air from Rome/Fiumicino for Panama
16:30 Arrival at Tocumen International Airport in Panama
Official welcome
16:50 Transfer to the Apostolic Nunciature

Thursday, 24 January 2019


9:45 Welcome ceremony at the main entrance of Palacio de las Garzas – Presidency of the Republic
Courtesy visit to the President of the Republic in Palacio de las Garzas – Presidency of the Republic
10:40 Meeting with the Authorities, with the Diplomatic Corps and with Representatives of Society in Palacio Bolivar– Ministry of Foreign Affairs
11:15 Meeting with central american Bishops in the Church of San Francisco de Asis
17:30 Welcome ceremony and opening of WYD at Campo Santa Maria la Antigua – Cinta Costera

Friday, 25 January 2019


10:30 Penitential liturgy with young detainees in the Centro de Cumplimiento de Menores Las Garzas de Pacora
11:50 Transfer by helicopter to the Apostolic Nunciature
17:30 Via Crucis with young people at Campo Santa Maria la Antigua – Cinta Costera

Saturday, 26 January 2019


9:15 Holy Mass with the dedication of the altar of the Cathedral Basilica of Santa Maria la Antigua with priests, consecrated persons and lay movements
12:15 Lunch with young people in the San José Major Seminary
18:30 Vigil with young people at Campo San Juan Pablo II – Metro Park

Sunday, 27 January 2019


8:00 Holy Mass for World Youth Day at Campo San Juan Pablo II – Metro Park
10:45 Visit to the Casa Hogar del Buen Samaritano
16:30 Meeting with the WYD volunteers in the Rommel Fernandez Stadium
18:00 Farewell ceremony at Panama International Airport
18:15 Departure by air for Rome

Monday, 28 January 2019


11:50 Arrival at Rome-Ciampino International Airport


Time zones
Rome: +1h UTC
Panama: – 5h UTC


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