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Updated Program for Pope’s Trip to Thailand and Japan

November 19-26, 2019

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The Vatican on October 28, 2019, released an updated program for the Holy Father’s November 19-26, 2019, apostolic journey to Thailand and Japan.

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

BANGKOK

09:00 WELCOME CEREMONY in the Government House courtyard  
09:15 MEETING WITH THE PRIME MINISTER in the “Inner Ivory Room” of the Government House  
09:30 MEETING WITH AUTHORITIES, CIVIL SOCIETY AND THE DIPLOMATIC CORPS in the “Inner Santi Maitri” Hall of the Government House Address  of the Holy Father
10:00 VISIT TO THE SUPREME BUDDHIST PATRIARCH at Wat Ratchabophit Sathit Maha Simaram Temple Greeting of the Holy Father
11:15 MEETING WITH THE MEDICAL STAFF OF ST. LOUIS HOSPITAL Greeting of the Holy Father
12:00 PRIVATE VISIT TO INFIRM AND DISABLED PEOPLE at St. Louis Hospital  
  Lunch at the Apostolic Nunciature  
17:00 PRIVATE VISIT TO HIS MAJESTY THE KING MAHA VAJIRALONGKORN “RAMA X” at Amphorn Royal Palace  
18:00 HOLY MASS in the National Stadium Homily of the Holy Father
     
Friday 22 November 2019

BANGKOK

10:00 MEETING WITH PRIESTS, RELIGIOUS, SEMINARIANS AND CATECHISTS in St Peter’s Parish Address of the Holy Father
11:00 MEETING WITH THE BISHOPS OF THAILAND AND FABC at the Blessed Nicholas Boonkerd Kitbamrung Shrine Address of the Holy Father
11:50 Private meeting with the Members of the Society of Jesus in a hall close to the Shrine  
  Lunch at the Apostolic Nunciature  
15:20 MEETING WITH THE LEADERS OF THE CHRISTIAN DENOMINATIONS AND OTHER RELIGIONS at Chulalongkorn University Address of the Holy Father
17:00 HOLY MASS WITH YOUNG PEOPLE in the Cathedral of the Assumption Homily of the Holy Father
 
Saturday 23 November 2019

BANGKOK-TOKYO

09:15 FAREWELL CEREMONY at Military Air Terminal 2 of Bangkok  
09:30 Departure by plane for Tokyo  
17:40 Arrival at Tokyo-Haneda Airport  
17:40 WELCOME CEREMONY at Tokyo-Haneda Airport  
18:30 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  
10:15 MESSAGE ON NUCLEAR WEAPONS at the Atomic Bomb Hypocenter Park Message of the Holy Father
10:45 TRIBUTE TO THE MARTYR SAINTS at the Martyrs’ Monument – Nishizaka Hill Greeting of the Holy Father

Angelus

  Lunch at the Bishop’s House  
14:00 HOLY MASS in the Baseball Stadium Homily of the Holy Father
16:35 Departure by plane for Hiroshima  
17:45 Arrival at Hiroshima Airport  
18:40 MEETING FOR PEACE at the Peace Memorial Message of the Holy Father
20:25 Departure by plane for Tokyo  
21:50 Arrival at Tokyo-Haneda Airport  
     
Monday 25 November 2019

TOKYO

10:00 MEETING WITH THE VICTIMS OF THE TRIPLE DISASTER at “Bellesalle Hanzomon” Address of the Holy Father
  PRIVATE VISIT TO EMPEROR NARUHITO at the Imperial Palace  
11:45 MEETING WITH YOUNG PEOPLE at the Cathedral of Holy Mary Address of the Holy Father
  Lunch with the Papal Delegation at the Nunciature  
16:00 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

07:45 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  
00:40 VISIT TO ELDERLY AND INFIRM PRIESTS at Sophia University  
10:00 VISIT TO SOPHIA UNIVERSITY Address of the Holy Father
11.20 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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