Chile Looks Forward to Pope Francis’ Visit

Apostolic Journey from January 15-18, 2018

© Radio Vaticano

Pope Francis’ first international trip of the New Year will take place in less than two weeks. From January 15-18 the Holy Father will visit Chile, first stage of his itinerary, before going on to Peru, until the 22nd.

To reduce the costs of the trip, Pope Francis requested that useless expenses be avoided, using recycled materials and goods, said the Executive Director of Pope Francis’ visit, Javier Peralta, to the Chilean newspaper T13.

Therefore, the Pope’s request has been followed up, predisposing installations, such as altars, which can be used in other circumstances. According to T13, the altars alone will occupy a surface of 4,500 square meters; 600,000 hosts will be prepared for the faithful’s Communion.

The costs of the visit will be shared between the Catholic Church and the Chilean State, which will be in charge of the financial burdens for the Holy Father’s safety and the Pontiff’s meetings with the Authorities.

T13 reported that the total expenses foreseen will amount to four million pesos, 42% for the events in Santiago, 28% for the Mass at Iquique, 22% for the visit to Temuco, 5% for stipends and 3% for structural costs. Eventual surpluses will be donated to non-profit organizations that aid immigrants. Caritas-Chile and the Vatican selected the beneficiaries.

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Apostolic Trip of the Holy Father 

The program of the upcoming apostolic trip of His Holiness Francis was published on 13 November. The following is the updated version:

CHILE
Monday 15 January 2018
ROMA-SANTIAGO
08:00 Departure by air from Rome – Fiumicino for Santiago
20:10 Arrival at Santiago International Airport
WELCOME CEREMONY
21:00 Arrival of the Holy Father at the Apostolic Nunciature
Tuesday 16 January 2018
SANTIAGO
08:20 MEETING with the AUTHORITIES, with CIVIL SOCIETY and with the DIPLOMATIC CORPS in the Palacio de la Moneda Address of the
Holy Father
09:00 COURTESY VISIT TO THE PRESIDENT in the Salon Azul of the Palacio de la Moneda
10:30 HOLY MASS in Parque O’Higgins Homily of the
Holy Father
16:00 Brief VISIT to the SANTIAGO WOMEN’S PRISON Greeting of the
Holy Father
17:15 MEETING WITH PRIESTS, MEN AND WOMEN RELIGIOUS, CONSECRATED PERSONS AND SEMINARIANS in the Cathedral of Santiago Address of the
Holy Father
18:15 MEETING WITH THE BISHOPS in the Sacristy of the Cathedral Greeting of the
Holy Father
19:15 PRIVATE VISIT TO THE SHRINE of Saint Alberto Hurtado, SJ
Private meeting with the priests of the Society of Jesus

 

Wednesday 17 January 2018
SANTIAGO-TEMUCO-SANTIAGO
08:00 Departure by air from Santiago Airport for Temuco
10:30 HOLY MASS in the Airport of Maquehue Homily of the
Holy Father
12:45 Lunch with some inhabitants of Aracaunia in the “Madre de la Santa Cruz” House
15:30 Departure by air from Temuco Airport for Santiago
17:00 Arrival at Santiago Airport
17:30 MEETING WITH YOUNG PEOPLE in the Shrine of Maipu Address of the
Holy Father
18:30 Transfer in closed vehicle to the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile
19:00 VISIT TO THE PONTIFICAL CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY OF CHILE Address of the
Holy Father

 

Thursday 18 January 2018
SANTIAGO-IQUIQUE-LIMA
08:05 Departure by air from Santiago Airport for Iquique
10:35 Arrival at Iquique International Airport
11:30 HOLY MASS at the Campus Lobito Homily of the
Holy Father
14:00 Lunch with the Papal Entourage in the “Casa de retiros del Santuario Nuestra Señora de Lourdes” of the Oblate Fathers
16:45 Arrival at Iquique Airport
FAREWELL CEREMONY
17:05 Departure by air from Iquique for Lima

 

PERU
Thursday 18 January 2018
SANTIAGO-IQUIQUE-LIMA
17:20 Arrival at Lima Airport
WELCOME CEREMONY
Friday 19 January 2018
LIMA-PUERTO MALDONADO-LIMA
08:30 Departure by air from Lima for Puerto Maldonado Address of the
Holy Father
10.15 Arrival at the airport of Puerto Maldonado
10:30 MEETING WITH PEOPLES OF AMAZONIA in the Coliseo Regional Madre de Dios Address of the
Holy Father
11:30 MEETING WITH THE PEOPLE at the Jorge Basadre Institute Greeting of the
Holy Father
12:15 VISIT to the HOGAR PRINCIPITO Greeting of the
Holy Father
13:15 Lunch with representatives of the peoples of Amazonia in the ApaktonePastoral Centre
14:35 Departure by air for Lima
16:10 Arrival at Lima Airport
16.20 Visit to the Air Base Chapel
16.45 MEETING WITH THE AUTHORITIES, with CIVIL SOCIETY and with the DIPLOMATIC CORPS in the Courtyard of Honour of the Palacio de Gobierno
17.15 COURTESY VISIT TO THE PRESIDENT in the Hall of the Ambassadors of the Palacio de Gobierno
17:55 Private meeting with members of the Society of Jesus in the Church of San Pedro
Saturday 20 January 2018
LIMA-TRUJILLO-LIMA
07:40 Departure by air for Trujillo
09:10 Arrival at Trujillo Airport
10:00 HOLY MASS on the coastal promenade of Huanchaco Homily of the
Holy Father
12:15 Tour by popemobile of the “Buenos Aires” quarter
15:00 Brief visit to the Cathedral
15:30 MEETING WITH PRIESTS, MEN AND WOMEN RELIGIOUS, SEMINARIANS OF THE ECCLESIASTICAL CIRCUMSCRIPTION OF THE NORTH OF PERU in the Colegio Seminario SS. Carlos y Marcelo Address of the
Holy Father
16:45 MARIAN CELEBRATION – VIRGEN DE LA PUERTA in Plaza de Armas Address of the
Holy Father
18:15 Departure by air for Lima
19:40 Arrival at Lima Airport
Sunday 21 January 2018
LIMA-ROMA
09:15 TERCE PRAYER WITH THE WOMEN RELIGIOUS OF CONTEMPLATIVE LIFE in the Shrine of the Señor de los Milagros Homily of the
Holy Father
10:30 PRAYER TO THE RELICS OF THE PERUVIAN SAINTS in the Cathedral of Lima Prayer of the
Holy Father
10:50 MEETING WITH BISHOPS in the Episcopal Residence Address of the
Holy Father
12:00 ANGELUS in Plaza de Armas Angelus of the
Holy Father
12:30 Lunch with the Papal Entourage in the Apostolic Nunciature
16:15 HOLY MASS in the “Las Palmas” Air Base Homily of the
Holy Father
18:30 Arrival at the airport
FAREWELL CEREMONY
18:45 Departure by air for Rome – Ciampino
Monday 22 January 2018
ROME
14:15 Arrival at Rome – Ciampino Airport

JF

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