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Pope Francis’ Program for Poland

Scheduled Stops to Include World Youth Day in Krakow, Auschwitz-Birkenau, and Czestochowa During July 27-31 Trip

Below is the Vatican released program, detailing Pope Francis’ apostolic visit to Poland on the occasion of the XXXI World Youth Day, July 27-31:


Pope’s Program: July 27-31

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

14:00: Departure by plane from Rome’s Fiumicino International Airport to Kraków

16:00: Arrival at the St. John Paul II International Airport of Kraków-Balice

WELCOME CEREMONY in the Military Area of Kraków-Balice International Airport

17:00 MEETING WITH AUTHORITIES, CIVIL SOCIETY AND THE DIPLOMATIC CORPS in the courtyard of the Castle of Wawel (Discourse of the Holy Father)

17:40: COURTESY VISIT TO THE PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC in the Hall of birds of the Wawel

18:30: MEETING WITH POLISH BISHOPS at Krakow Cathedral  (Discourse of the Holy Father)

Thursday, July 28, 2016

07:40: Transfer to the Airport of Kraków-Balice

Stop at the Convent of the Sisters of the Presentation

08:30: Helicopter transfer to Częstochowa

09:45: Arrival at the Monastery of Jasna Gora and Prayer at the Chapel of the Black Madonna

10:30: Holy Mass on the occasion of the 1050th anniversary of the Baptism of Poland, in the Shrine of Częstochowa (Homily of the Holy Father)

12:45: Helicopter transfer to the airport of Kraków-Balice

17:30: WELCOMING CEREMONY Greets young people in Jordan Park in Kraków (Discourse of the Holy Father)

Friday, July 29, 2016

08:45: Helicopter transfer to Oswięcim


10:30: VISIT TO THE CAMP OF BIRKENAU (Discourse of the Holy Father)

11:30: Helicopter transfer to the airport of Kraków-Balice

16:30: VISIT to UNIVERSITY PEDIATRIC HOSPITAL (UCH) in Krakow (Discourse of the Holy Father)

18:00: WAY OF THE CROSS with young people in Jordan Park in Kraków (Discourse of the Holy Father)

Saturday, July 30, 2016


09:00: Will Pass Through the Door of Divine Mercy

09:15: Rite of Reconciliation of some young people in the Sanctuary of Divine Mercy

10:30: Holy Mass with priests, religious men and women, seminarians and consecrated persons in the Polish Shrine of St. John Paul II in Krakow (Homily of the Holy Father)

12:45: Lunch with young people in the Archbishopric

19:00: Arrival at Campus Misericordiae and crossing the Holy Door with some young people

19:30 PRAYER VIGIL WITH YOUNG Campus Misericordiae (Discourse of the Holy Father)

Sunday, July 31, 2016

10:00: Holy Mass for World Youth Day in Campus Misericordiae

(Homily of the Holy Father, Angelus)

17:00: MEETING WITH WYD VOLUNTEERS and with the Organizing Committee and the Benefactors at Tauron Arena in Kraków (Discourse of the Holy Father)

18:15: FAREWELL CEREMONY at the airport of Kraków-Balice

18:30: Departure by plane to Rome / Ciampino

20:25: Arrival at Rome / Ciampino airport

Time zone

Rome: UTC + 2 hours

Kraków / Częstochowa / Oswięcim: UTC + 2 hours

[Program Published by the Holy See Press Office]

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