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Vatican Releases Program for Pope’s Apostolic Trip to Mozambique, Madagascar and Mauritius, September 4-10, 2019)

Pope Francis travels to the three nations as a pilgrim of peace, hope, and reconciliation.

 

 

Wednesday 4 September 2019

ROMA-MAPUTO

08:00 Departure by air from Rome-Fiumicino Airport for Maputo
18:30 WELCOME CEREMONY at Maputo Airport

 

Thursday 5 September 2019

MAPUTO

COURTESY VISIT TO THE PRESIDENT in the “Ponta Vermelha” Palace
MEETING WITH THE AUTHORITIES, CIVIL SOCIETY AND THE DIPLOMATIC CORPS in Ponta Vermelha Palace Address of the Holy Father
INTERRELIGIOUS MEETING WITH THE YOUNG in the Pavillon Maxaquene Address of the Holy Father
Lunch in the nunciature
MEETING WITH THE BISHOPS, PRIESTS, MEN AND WOMEN RELIGIOUS, CONSECRATED PERSONS, SEMINARIANS, CATECHISTS AND ANIMATORS in the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception Address of the Holy Father
Friday 6 September 2019

MAPUTO-ANTANANARIVO

VISIT TO ZIMPETO HOSPITAL Greeting of the Holy Father
HOLY MASS in the Stadium of Zimpeto Homily of the Holy Father
FAREWELL CEREMONY at Maputo Airport
12:40 Departure of the papal aircraft for Antananarivo
16:30 WELCOME CEREMONY at Antananarivo Airport

 

Saturday 7 September 2019

ANTANANARIVO

COURTESY VISIT TO THE PRESIDENT in the “Iavoloha” Presidential Palace
MEETING WITH THE AUTHORITIES, CIVIL SOCIETY AND THE DIPLOMATIC CORPS in the Ceremony Building Address of the Holy Father
MIDDAY PRAYER in the Monastery of the Descalced Carmelites Homily of the Holy Father
Lunch in the nunziature
MEETING WITH BISHOPS OF MADAGASCAR in the Cathedral of Andohalo Address of the Holy Father
VISIT TO THE TOMB OF BLESSED BEATA VICTOIRE RASOAMANARIVO
VIGIL WITH THE YOUNG in the Soamandrakizay diocesan field Address of the Holy Father
 

Sunday 8 September 2019

ANTANANARIVO

HOLY MASS in the Soamandrakizay diocesan field Homily of the Holy Father
Lunch with the papal entourage in the nunziature
VISIT TO THE AKAMASOA CITY OF FRIENDSHIP Greeting of the Holy Father
PRAYER FOR THE WORKERS in the Mahatzana worksite Prayer of the Holy Father
MEETING WITH PRIESTS, MEN AND WOMEN RELIGIOUS, CONSECRATED PERSONS AND SEMINARIANS in the Collège de Saint Michel Address of the Holy Father

 

Monday 9 September 2019

ANTANANARIVO-PORT LOUIS-ANTANANARIVO

07:30 Departure by air for Port Louis
10:40 WELCOME CEREMONY at Port Louis Airport
HOLY MASS at the Monument to Mary Queen of Peace Homily of the Holy Father
Lunch with the bishops of CEDOI in the bishopric
PRIVATE VISIT TO THE SHRINE OF PERE LAVAL
COURTESY VISIT TO THE PRESIDENT in the Presidential Palace
MEETING WITH THE PRIME MINISTER in the Presidential Palace
MEETING WITH THE AUTHORITIES, CIVIL SOCIETY AND THE DIPLOMATIC CORPS in the Presidential Palace Address of the Holy Father
FAREWELL CEREMONY at Port Louis Airport
19:00 Departure by air for Antananarivo
20:00 Arrival at Antananarivo Airport
Tuesday 10 September 2019

ANTANANARIVO-ROME

FAREWELL CEREMONY at Antananarivo Airport
09:20 Departure by air for Rome-Ciampino Airport
19:00 Arrival at Rome-Ciampino Airport

 

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