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Pope’s Program for Colombia Visit

Sept 6-11 Visit Includes Stops in Bogotá, Cartagena, Medellin, Villavicencio

Here is Pope Francis’ itinerary for his Sept. 6-11 visit to the South American country of Colombia. Below is the Vatican Radio – provided program of his Apostolic Trip:

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The full program of the Pope’s visit is below:

Wednesday 6 September 2017

ROME-BOGOTÁ

11:00  Departure by air from Rome Fiumicino airport for Bogotá

16:30  Arrival in the military area (CATAM) of Bogotá airport

WELCOME CEREMONY

Thursday 7 September 2017

BOGOTÁ

09:00  ENCOUNTER WITH THE AUTHORITIES in Plaza de Armas de la Casa de Nariño

09:30  COURTESY VISIT TO THE PRESIDENT in the Protocol Hall of the Casa de Nariño

10:20  VISIT TO THE CATHEDRAL

10:50  BLESSING OF THE FAITHFUL from the balcony of the Cardinal’s Palace

11:00  MEETING WITH BISHOPS in the Hall of the Cardinal’s Palace

15:00  MEETING WITH THE DIRECTIVE COMMITTEE OF CELAM in the Apostolic Nunciature

16:30  HOLY MASS in the Simon Bolivar Park

Friday 8 September 2017

BOGOTÁ-VILLAVICENCIO-BOGOTÁ

07:50  Departure from the military area (CATAM) of Bogotá airport for Villavicencio

08:30  Arrival at the Apiay air base in Villavicencio

09:30  HOLY MASS in the CATAMA area

15:40 GREAT PRAYER MEETING FOR NATIONAL RECONCILIATION in the Parque Las Malocas

17:20  PAUSE AT THE CROSS OF THE RECONCILIATION in the Parque de los Fundadores

18:00  Departure by air per Bogotá

18:45  Arrival in the military area (CATAM) of Bogotá airport.

Saturday 9 September 2017

BOGOTÁ-MEDELLIN-BOGOTÁ

08:20  Departure by air from the military area (CATAM) of Bogotá airport for Rionegro

09:10  Arrival at the Rionegro air base.

09:15  Helicopter transfer to Medellin airport

10:15  HOLY MASS at the Enrique Olaya Herrera airport of Medellin

15:00  MEETING IN THE HOGAR SAN JOSE’

16:00  ENCOUNTER with PRIESTS, MEN AND WOMEN RELIGIOUS, CONSECRATED PERSONS, SEMINARIANS and their FAMILIES in the La Macarena indoor stadium

Helicopter transfer to the Rionegro air base

17:30  Departure by air for Bogotá

18:25  Arrival in the military area (CATAM) of Bogotá airport

Sunday 10 September 2017

BOGOTÁ-CARTAGENA-ROME

08:30 Departure by air for Cartagena

10:00  Arrival at Cartagena airport

10:30  BLESSING of the FIRST STONE of the HOUSES for the HOMELESS and the work of TALITHA QUM in St. Francis of Assisi Square

12:00  ANGELUS in front of the Church of St. Peter Claver

12:15  VISIT TO THE SHRINE HOUSE OF ST. PETER CLAVER

15:45  Helicopter transfer from the naval base to the port area of Contecar

16:30  HOLY MASS in the port area of Contecar

18:30  Helicopter transfer to Cartagena airport

18:45  FAREWELL CEREMONY

19:00  Departure by air for Rome Ciampino airport

Monday 11 September 2017

ROME

12:40  Arrival at Rome Ciampino airport

[Courtesy of Vatican Radio]

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