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Apostolic Trip of His Holiness Francis to Romania – Updated Program

Journey May 31 – June 2, 2019

The program of the Apostolic Trip of His Holiness Francis to Romania was published on March 25, 2019; the following is the updated program:

 

Friday 31 May 2019
ROME-BUCHAREST
08:10 Departure by air from Rome-Fiumicino Airport for Bucharest
11:30 Arrival at Henri Coandă-Otopeni International Airport in Bucharest
OFFICIAL WELCOME at the airport
12:05 WELCOME CEREMONY at the entrance of the complex of the Cotroceni Presidential Palace
12:20 COURTESY VISIT TO THE PRESIDENT OF ROMANIA in the Cotroceni Presidential Palace
12:50 MEETING WITH THE PRIME MINISTER in the Cotroceni Presidential Palace
13:00 MEETING with the AUTHORITIES, with CIVIL SOCIETY and with the DIPLOMATIC CORPS in the Unirii Hall of the Cotroceni Palace Address of the Holy Father
15:45 PRIVATE MEETING WITH THE PATRIARCH in the Palace of the Patriarchate
16:15 MEETING WITH THE PERMANENT SYNOD OF THE ROMANIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH in the Palace of the Patriarchate Address of the Holy Father
17.00 THE LORD’S PRAYER in the new Orthodox Cathedral Greeting of the Holy Father
18.10 HOLY MASS in the Catholic Saint Joseph Cathedral Homily of the Holy Father
Saturday 1 June 2019
BUCAREST-BACAU-SUMULEU-CIUC-IASI-BUCAREST
09:30 Departure by air for Bacau
10:10 Arrival at Bacau Airport and transfer by helicopter to the Air Base of the Mountain Brigade of Miercurea-Ciuc
11:30 HOLY MASS in the Shrine of Sumuleu-Ciuc Homily of the Holy Father
Helicopter transfer to Iasi Airport
17:25 VISIT TO OUR LADY QUEEN OF IASI CATHEDRAL in Iasi
17:45 MARIAN MEETING WITH YOUNG PEOPLE AND FAMILIES in the square in front of the Palace of  Culture in Iasi Address of the Holy Father
19:00 Departure by air for Bucarest
20:00 Arrival at Henri Coandă-Otopeni International Airport in Bucharest
Sunday 2 June 2019
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09:00 Departure by air for Sibiu
09:40 Arrival at Sibiu Airport and transfer by helicopter to Blaj
11:00 DIVINE LITURGY with the Beatification of 7 Greek-Catholic Martyr bishops in the Field of Liberty in Blaj Homily of the Holy Father
Regina Coeli
13:25 Lunch with the Papal entourage
15:45 MEETING WITH THE ROM COMMUNITY OF BLAJ Greeting of the Holy Father
16:35 Transfer by helicopter to Sibiu Airport
17:20 FAREWELL CEREMONY at Sibiu Airport
17:30 Departure of the Papal aircraft for Rome-Ciampino Airport
18:45 Arrival at Rome-Ciampino Airport

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