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Holy See Press Office Releases Program of Pope’s visit to Thailand and Japan

Will be Holy Father’s 32nd Apostolic Journey Abroad

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The Holy See Press Office on October 2, 2019, published the program of Pope Francis’ Apostolic Visit to Thailand and Japan in November. He departs from Rome on November 19; after 3 full days in Thailand, he travels to Japan for the second leg of his visit. He is scheduled to return to the Vatican on November 26.

Following is the full program:

Tuesday 19 November 2019

ROME-BANGKOK

19:00 Departure by plane from Rome Fiumicino Airport for Bangkok  
     
Wednesday 20 November 2019

ROME-BANGKOK

12:30 Arrival at Military Air Terminal 2 of Bangkok  
  OFFICIAL WELCOME at Military Air Terminal 2 of Bangkok  
     
Thursday 21 November 2019

BANGKOK

  WELCOME CEREMONY in the Government House courtyard  
  MEETING WITH THE PRIME MINISTER in the “Inner Ivory Room” of the Government House  
  MEETING WITH AUTHORITIES, CIVIL SOCIETY AND THE DIPLOMATIC CORPS in the “Inner Santi Maitri” Hall of the Government House Address  of the Holy Father
  VISIT TO THE SUPREME BUDDHIST PATRIARCH at Wat Ratchabophit Sathit Maha Simaram Temple Greeting of the Holy Father
  MEETING WITH THE MEDICAL STAFF OF ST. LOUIS HOSPITAL Greeting of the Holy Father
  PRIVATE VISIT TO INFIRM AND DISABLED PEOPLE at St. Louis Hospital  
  Lunch at the Apostolic Nunciature  
  PRIVATE VISIT TO HIS MAJESTY THE KING MAHA VAJIRALONGKORN “RAMA X” at Amphorn Royal Palace  
  HOLY MASS in the National Stadium Homily of the Holy Father
     
Friday 22 November 2019

BANGKOK

  MEETING WITH PRIESTS, RELIGIOUS, SEMINARIANS AND CATECHISTS in St Peter’s Parish Address of the Holy Father
  MEETING WITH THE BISHOPS OF THAILAND AND FABC at the Blessed Nicholas Boonkerd Kitbamrung Shrine Address of the Holy Father
  Private meeting with the Members of the Society of Jesus in a hall close to the Shrine  
  Lunch at the Apostolic Nunciature  
  MEETING WITH THE LEADERS OF THE CHRISTIAN DENOMINATIONS AND OTHER RELIGIONS at Chulalongkorn University Address of the Holy Father
  HOLY MASS WITH YOUNG PEOPLE in the Cathedral of the Assumption Homily of the Holy Father
 
Saturday 23 November 2019

BANGKOK-TOKYO

  FAREWELL CEREMONY at Military Air Terminal 2 of Bangkok  
09:30 Departure by plane for Tokyo  
17:40 Arrival at Tokyo-Haneda Airport  
  WELCOME CEREMONY at Tokyo-Haneda Airport  
  MEETING WITH THE BISHOPS at the Apostolic Nunciature Address of the Holy Father
 
Sunday 24 November 2019

TOKYO-NAGASAKI-HIROSHIMA-TOKYO

07:00 Departure by plane for Nagasaki  
09:20 Arrival at Nagasaki Airport  
  MESSAGE ON NUCLEAR WEAPONS at the Atomic Bomb Hypocenter Park Message of the Holy Father
  TRIBUTE TO THE MARTYR SAINTS at the Martyrs’ Monument – Nishizaka Hill Greeting of the Holy Father

Angelus

  Lunch at the Bishop’s House  
  HOLY MASS in the Baseball Stadium Homily of the Holy Father
16:35 Departure by plane for Hiroshima  
17:45 Arrival at Hiroshima Airport  
  MEETING FOR PEACE at the Peace Memorial Message of the Holy Father
20:25 Departure by plane for Tokyo  
22:10 Arrival at Tokyo-Haneda Airport  
     
Monday 25 November 2019

TOKYO

  MEETING WITH THE VICTIMS OF TRIPLE DISASTER at “Bellesalle Hanzomon” Address of the Holy Father
  PRIVATE VISIT TO EMPEROR NARUHITO at the Imperial Palace  
  MEETING WITH YOUNG PEOPLE at the Cathedral of Holy Mary Address of the Holy Father
  Lunch with the Papal Delegation at the Nunciature  
  HOLY MASS in the Tokyo Dome Homily of the Holy Father
  MEETING WITH THE PRIME MINISTER at Kantei  
  MEETING WITH AUTHORITIES AND THE DIPLOMATIC CORPS at Kantei Address of the Holy Father
     
Tuesday 26 November 2019

TOKYO-ROME

  Private Holy Mass with the Members of the Society of Jesus in the Chapel of Kulturzentrum of Sophia University  
  Breakfast and private meeting with the Collegium Maximum at Sophia University  
  VISIT TO THE ELDERLY AND INFIRM PRIESTS at Sophia University  
  VISIT TO SOPHIA UNIVERSITY Address of the Holy Father
  FAREWELL CEREMONY at Tokyo-Haneda Airport  
11:35 Departure by plane for Rome/Fiumicino  
17:15 Arrival at Rome/Fiumicino Airport
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