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Vatican Releases Schedule for Holy Father’s Trip to Morocco

March 30-31 Visit will Include Religious, Ecumenical Leaders, Migrants

The Vatican on February 9, 2019, released the program for the Holy Father’s March 30-31, 2019, apostolic trip to Morocco.

The journey was announced November 13, 2018, by the Vatican Press Office. It comes at the invitation of His Majesty King Mohammed VI and the bishops of the country.

There had been speculation during 2018 that the Pope would accept an invitation to Morocco on the occasion of the UN Intergovernmental Conference to Adopt the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration in December 2018.

Saturday 30 March 2019

ROME-RABAT

10:45 Departure by air from Rome-Fiumicino Airport for Rabat
14:00 Arrival at Rabat-Salé International Airport
OFFICIAL WELCOME
WELCOME CEREMONY in the square in front of the Royal Palace
COURTESY VISIT TO KING MOHAMMED VI in the Royal Palace
MEETING with the MOROCCAN PEOPLE, the AUTHORITIES, with CIVIL SOCIETY and with the DIPLOMATIC CORPS on the Esplanade of the Mosquée Hassan Address of the Holy Father
VISIT TO THE MAUSOLEUM OF MOHAMMED V
VISIT TO THE MOHAMMED VI INSTITUTE FOR THE TRAINING OF IMAMS, MORCHIDINES AND MORCHIDATES Greeting of the Holy Father
MEETING WITH MIGRANTS at the premises of diocesan Caritas Greeting of the Holy Father
Sunday 31 March 2019

RABAT-ROME

VISIT TO THE CENTRE RURAL DES SERVICES SOCIAUX of Témara
MEETING WITH PRIESTS, RELIGIOUS, CONSECRATED PERSONS and the ECUMENICAL COUNCIL OF CHURCHES in the Cathedral of Rabat Address of the Holy Father

Angelus of the Holy Father

Lunch with the Papal Entourage
HOLY MASS Homily of the Holy Father
FAREWELL CEREMONY at Rabat-Salé International Airport
17:15 Departure by air for Rome
21:30 Arrival at Rome-Ciampino International Airport

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