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Pope’s Program for Egypt Visit

April 28-29 Visit Includes Mass, Visit to Grand Imam of Al-Azhar, His Holiness Pope Tawadros II

Today, the Holy See Press Office announced Pope Francis’ itinerary for his April 28-29 visit to Egypt. Below is the Vatican Radio – provided program of his apostolic trip to the northern African nation:

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

Friday 28 April 2017:

10.45   Departure by air from Rome-Fiumicino airport for Cairo

14.00   Arrival at Cairo International Airport

OFFICIAL WELCOME

WELCOME CEREMONY in the Presidential Palace in Heliopolis

COURTESY VISIT TO THE GRAND IMAM OF AL-AZHAR

ADDRESS TO THE PARTICIPANTS IN THE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON PEACE

16.40   Meeting with the Authorities

COURTESY VISIT TO HIS HOLINESS POPE TAWADROS II

Saturday 29 April 2017:

10.00   HOLY MASS

12.15   Lunch with Egyptian bishops and the Papal entourage

15.15   Prayer meeting with the clergy, religious and seminarians

FAREWELL CEREMONY

17.00   Departure by air from Cairo International Airport

20.30   Arrival at Rome-Ciampino Airport

Time zone:

Rome: +2 h UTC

Cairo: +2 h UTC

[Courtesy of Vatican Radio]

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