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APOSTOLIC JOURNEY OF HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCIS
TO IRAQ

5-8 MARCH 2021

Viaggio Apostolico del Santo Padre in Iraq (5-8 marzo 2021)

Live video transmission
(Vatican Media)

 

Live CTV

 

 

Friday, 5 March 2021

ROME - BAGHDAD

7:30 Departure by plane from Rome/Fiumicino International Airport for Baghdad
  Greeting to journalists on the flight to Baghdad
14:00 Arrival at Baghdad International Airport
14:00 Official welcome at Baghdad International Airport
14:10 Meeting with the Prime Minister  in the VIP Hall of Baghdad International Airport
15:00 Official welcome ceremony  at the Presidential Palace in Baghdad
15:15 Courtesy visit to the President of ohe Republic in the private office of the Presidential Palace in Baghdad
15:45 Meeting with Authorities, Civil Society and the Diplomatic Corps in the hall of the Presidential Palace in Baghdad
16:40 Meeting with Bishops, Priests, Religious, Consecrated Persons, Seminarians, Catechists at the Syro-Catholic Cathedral of “Our Lady of Salvation” in Baghdad

 

Saturday, 6 March 2021

BAGHDAD - NAJAF - UR - BAGDHAD

7:45 Departure by plane for Najaf
8:30 Arrival at Najaf Airport
9:00 Courtesy visit to Grand Ayatollah Sayyid Ali Al-Husayni Al-Sistani  in Najaf
10:00 Departure by plane for Nassiriya 
10:50 Arrival at Nassiriya Airport
11:10 Interreligious meeting at the Plain of Ur
12:30 Departure by plane for Baghdad 
13:20 Arrival at Baghdad International Airport
18:00 Holy Mass at the Chaldean Cathedral of “Saint Joseph” in Baghdad

 

Sunday, 7 March 2021

BAGHDAD - ERBIL - MOSUL - QARAQOSH - ERBIL - BAGHDAD

7:15 Departure by plane for Erbil
8:20 Arrival at Erbil Airport
8:20 Welcome by the President of the Autonomous Region of Iraqi Kurdistan and the Religious and Civil Authorities at the Erbil Airport 
8:30 Meeting the President and the Prime Minister of the Autonomous Region at the Presidential VIP Lounge of Erbil Airport 
9:00 Departure by helicopter for Mosul
9:35 Arrival at the landing area in Mosul
10:00 Prayer of Suffrage for the Victims of the War at Hosh al-Bieaa (Church square) in Mosul
10:55 Departure by helicopter for Qaraqosh 
11:10 Arrival at the landing area in Qaraqosh
11:30 Visit to the Qaraqosh Community at the Church of “Immaculate Conception” in Qaraqosh
12:15 Transfer to Erbil
16:00 Holy Mass at the “Franso Hariri” Stadium in Erbil
18:10 Departure by plane for Baghdad
19:15 Arrival at Baghdad International Airport

 

Monday, 8 March 2021

BAGHDAD - ROME

9:20 Farewell ceremony  at Baghdad International Airport
9:40 Departure by plane for Rome      
  Press Conference on the return flight to Rome
12:55 Arrival at Rome/Ciampino International Airporto

 

Time zones
Rome +1h UTC
Baghdad  +3h UTC
Najaf +3h UTC
Nassiriya +3h UTC
Erbil +3h UTC
Mosul +3h UTC
Qaraqosh +3h UTC

 

Bulletin of the Holy See Press Office, 8 February 2021

Bulletin of the Holy See Press Office, 2 March 2021



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