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Pope’s Program for Baltic Countries on Sept. 22-25, 2018

Stops in Tallinn, Kaunas, Riga, and Vilnius

The Vatican on July 5, 2018, released the program for the Holy Fathers’ September 22-25, 2018, Apostolic Visit to the Baltic Countries of Estonia, Latvia and Ettonia. Here is the full Vatican-provided program:

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Saturday 22 September 2018

ROMA-VILNIUS

07:30 Departure by air from Rome- Fiumicino airport for Vilnius
11:30 Arrival at Vilnius International Airport
WELCOME CEREMONY
COURTESY VISIT TO THE PRESIDENT in the Presidential Palace
MEETING with the AUTHORITIES, with CIVIL SOCIETY
and with the DIPLOMATIC CORPS
 in the square in front of the Presidential Palace
Address of the Holy Father
16:30 VISIT TO THE MATER MISERICORDIAE SHRINE Prayer of the Holy Father
MEETING with YOUNG PEOPLE in the square in front of the Cathedral Address of the Holy Father
Visit to the Cathedral
Sunday 23 September 2018

VILNIUS-KAUNAS-VILNIUS

08:15 Transfer by car to Kaunas
HOLY MASS in Santakos Park in Kaunas Homily of the Holy Father
ANGELUS in Santakos Park in Kaunas Angelus of the Holy Father
Lunch with the bishops in the Palace of the Curia
MEETING with PRIESTS, MEN AND WOMEN RELIGIOUS, CONSECRATED PERSONS and SEMINARIANS
in the Cathedral of Kaunas
Address of the Holy Father
Transfer to the Museum of Occupations and Freedom Fights in Vilnius
VISIT AND PRAYER IN THE MUSEUM OF OCCUPATIONS AND FREEDOM FIGHTS Prayer of the Holy Father

 

Monday 24 September 2018

VILNIUS-RIGA-VILNIUS

07:20 Departure by air from Vilnius International Airport for Riga
08:20 Arrival at Riga International Airport
OFFICIAL WELCOME
WELCOME CEREMONY in the Courtyard of the Presidential Palace
COURTESY VISIT TO THE PRESIDENT in the Presidential Palace
MEETING with the CIVIL AUTHORITIES, CIVIL SOCIETY and the DIPLOMATIC CORPS in the Reception Hall of the Presidential Palace Address of the Holy Father
LAYING OF FLOWERS AND CEREMONY at the Monument to Freedom
ECUMENICAL MEETING in the Rigas Doms Address of the Holy Father
VISIT TO THE CATHOLIC SAINT JAMES’ CATHEDRAL Greeting of the Holy Father
Lunch with the bishops in the Archdiocesan House of the Holy Family
Transfer by helicopter from Riga Harbour helipad to the Shrine of the Mother of God, Aglona
HOLY MASS in the area of the Shrine of the Mother of God, Aglona Homily of the Holy Father
FAREWELL CEREMONY in the Aglona heliport
Transfer by helicopter to Vilnius International Airport
Tuesday 25 September 2018

VILNIUS-TALLINN-ROMA

FAREWELL CEREMONY in Vilnius International Airport
08:30 Departure by air from Vilnius International Airport for Tallinn
09:50 Arrival at Tallinn International Airport
OFFICIAL WELCOME
WELCOME CEREMONY in the square in front of the Presidential Palace
COURTESY VISIT TO THE PRESIDENT in the Presidential Palace
MEETING with the CIVIL AUTHORITIES, CIVIL SOCIETY and the DIPLOMATIC CORPS in the Rose Garden of the Presidential Palace Address of the Holy Father
ECUMENICAL MEETING with YOUNG PEOPLE in the Lutheran Saint Charles’ Church Address of the Holy Father
Lunch with the papal entourage in the Convent of the Brigidine Sisters in Pirita
MEETING with those assisted by the CHARITABLE WORKS OF THE CHURCH in the Cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul Greeting of the Holy Father
HOLY MASS in Freedom Square Homily of the Holy Father
FAREWELL CEREMONY in Tallin International Airport
18:45 Departure by air from Tallinn International Airport for Rome
21:20 Arrival at Rome – Ciampino International Airport

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