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Pope Completes His Apostolic Pilgrimage to Fatima for Centenary of Marian Apparitions

May 12-13 Visit Included Prayer at the Chapel of the Apparition, Visit to Basilica of “Nossa Senhora do Rosário de Fatima,” and Mass

Pope Francis has completed his May 12-13 Apostolic Pilgrimage to Fatima, Portugal for the centenary of the Marian apparitions. This was the Vatican-provided itinerary the Holy Father followed:

Friday 12 May 2017:

14:00     Departure by air from Rome Fiumicino airport for Monte Real.

16:20     Arrival at the air base of Monte Real.

Welcome ceremony.

16:35     Private meeting with the President of the Republic in the Monte Real air base.

16:55     Visit to the air base chapel.

17:15     Transfer by helicopter to the stadium of Fatima.

17:35     Arrival at the Fatima stadium and transfer by open vehicle to the Shrine.

18:15     Visit to the Chapel of the Apparitions.

Prayer of the Holy Father .

21:30     Blessing of the Candles of the Chapel of the Apparitions.

Greetings from the Holy Father.

Reciting the Holy Rosary.

Saturday 13 May 2017:

09:10     Meeting with the Prime Minister at the “Nossa Senhora do Carmo” House.

09:40     Visit to the Basilica of “Nossa Senhora do Rosário de Fatima”.

10:00     Holy Mass at the churchyard of the Shrine.

Holy Father’s homily.

Holy Father’s greetings to the sick

12:30     Lunch with bishops of Portugal at the “Nossa Senhora do Carmo” House.

14:45     Farewell ceremony in the Monte Real air base.

15:00     Departure by air from the Monte Real air base, destined for Rome.

19:05     Arrival at Rome Ciampino airport.

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