Pope Departs Chile; Next Stop, Peru

Accompanied to Plane by President of Chile Michelle Bachelet

Vatican Media Screenshot

Vatican Media ScreenshotPope Francis departed  Chile the afternoon of January 18, 2018, with Peru the next stop on his January 15-22 apostolic journey. The flight from Iquique to Lime is roughly an hour and 50 minutes.

The Pope was accompanied to the plane by Chile’s President Michelle Bachelet, as well as live music, native dancers, and a military honor guard.

The Holy Father arrived in Chile on Monday and met the following three days with Church leaders, victims of abuse, political and civic leaders, young people, and educators.  His outdoor celebrations of  the Mass in Santiago, Temuco, and Iquique drew hundreds of thousands of the faithful.

Here is his schedule for the rest of the week in Peru:

Thursday, 18 January 2018


17.20 Arrival at Lima Airport
Welcome ceremony


Friday, 19 January 2018


8.30 Meeting with Authorities, the Civil Society and the Diplomatic Corps in the Government Palaceʼs Honour Yard
9.00 Courtesy visit to the President in the Ambassadorsʼ Salon of the Government Palace
9.55 Departure from Lima Airport for Puerto Maldonado
11.45 Arrival at Puerto Maldonado Airport
12.00 Meeting with indigenous people of the Amazon region in the “Coliseo Regional Madre de Dios”
13.00 Meeting with the population at Jorge-Basadre-Institute
13.15 Lunch with representatives of the peoples of Amazonia in the Pastoral Centre “Apaktone”
15.45 Visit to “Hogar Principito” Childrenʼs Home
16.50 Departure by plane for Lima
18.40 Arrival at Lima Airport
19.00 Private meeting with members of the Society of Jesus in “San Pedro” Church


Saturday, 20 January 2018


7.40 Departure by plane for Trujillo
9.10 Arrival at Trujillo Airport
10.00 Holy Mass at the waterfront esplanade of Huanchaco
12.15 Transfer by Popemobile across Limaʼs “Buenos Aires” district
15.00 Short visit to the Cathedral
15.30 Meeting with the Priests, Religious Men and Women and Seminarians of the Ecclesiastical Provinces of Northern Peru in the “Colegio Seminario SS. Carlos y Marcelo”
16.45 Marian Celebration – Virgen de la Puerta in “Plaza de Armas” square
18.15 Departure by plane for Lima
19.40 Arrival at Lima Airport


Sunday, 21 January 2018


9.15 Terce Prayer with Contemplative Sisters at Limaʼs Lord of the Miracles Shrine
10.30 Prayer in front of the relics of the Peruvian Saints in the Cathedral of  Lima
10.50 Meeting with the Bishops in the Archbishop’s Palace
12.00 Recitation of the Angelus Prayer in “Plaza de Armas” square
12.30 Lunch with the Papal Entourage in the Apostolic Nunciature
16.15 Holy Mass at Las Palmas Air Base
18.30 Arrival at the airport
Farewell ceremony
18.45 Departure by plane for Rome/Ciampino


Monday, 22 January 2018


14.15 Arrival at  Rome/Ciampino Airport



Time zones
Rome: + 1h UTC
Santiago (CHILE): -3h UTC
Temuco (CHILE): -3h UTC
Iquique (CHILE): -3h UTC
Lima (PERU): -5h UTC
Puerto Maldonado (PERU): -5h UTC
Trujillo (PERU): -5h UTC


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