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  APOSTOLIC JOURNEY
OF HIS HOLINESS BENEDICT XVI
TO KÖLN ON THE OCCASION OF THE
20th WORLD YOUTH DAY

18-21 AUGUST 2005

PROGRAM

 

ITALY

Thursday, 18 August

Ciampino (Rome)

10.00 a.m. Airport of Ciampino (Rome) Departure for Cologne (Germany)

 

GERMANY

Cologne

12.00 a.m. International airport of Cologne/Bonn. Welcome ceremony. Arrival
Address of the Holy Father
12.45 a.m. Transfer by car from the International Airport of Cologne/Bonn to the Archbishopric of Cologne  
1.15 p.m. Archbishopric of Cologne Arrival
4.30 p.m. Transfer by car from the Archbishopric to Rodenkirchenbrücke wharf (Rodenkirchen bridge) in Cologne.  
4.45 p.m. Arrival by RheinEnergie Boat after crossing the Rhine in Cologne.  
5.00 p.m. Papal Welcoming Ceremony on the Poller Rheinwiesen bank in Cologne. Address of the Holy Father
6.00 p.m. Hohenzollernbrücke wharf in Cologne Arrival
6.15 p.m. Visit to the Cathedral of Cologne. Roncalliplatz Greeting of the Holy Father
7.00 p.m. Transfer by panoramic car to the Archbishopric of Cologne.  
7.20 p.m. Archbishopric of Cologne Arrival

Friday, 19 August

  Private Mass at the Archbishopric of Cologne  
10.00 a.m. Transfer by car from the Archbishopric of Cologne to Hammerschmidt Villa in Bonn.  

Bonn

10.30 a.m. Hammerschmidt Villa in Bonn Arrival
10.30 a.m. Courtesy visit to the President of the Federal Republic of Germany at Hammerschmidt Villa in Bonn  
11.30 a.m. Transfer by car from Hammerschmidt Villa in Bonn to the Synagogue of Cologne  

Cologne

12.00 a.m. Visit to the Synagogue of Cologne Address of the Holy Father
1.00 p.m. Transfer by car from the Synagogue to the Archbishopric of Cologne  
1.15 p.m. Archbishopric of Cologne Arrival
  Luncheon with youth at the Archbishopric of Cologne  
4.30 p.m. Transfer by car from the Archbishopric to the Church of St Pantaleon in Cologne.  
5.00 p.m. Meeting with seminarians at the Church of St Pantaleon in Cologne Address of the Holy Father
6.00 p.m. Transfer by car from the Church of St Pantaleon to the Archbishopric of Cologne  
6.15 p.m. Archbishopric of Cologne Arrival
  Ecumenical meeting at the Archbishopric of Cologne Address of the Holy Father

Saturday, 20 August

  Private Mass at the Archbishopric of Cologne  
10.00 a.m. Meeting with political and public leaders of Germany at the Archbishopric of Cologne:
- H.E. Mr Gerhard Schroeder, Federal Chancellor
- H.E. Mr Wolfgang Thierse, President of Parliament
- Mrs Angela Merkel, President of CDU Party
- Mr Jürgen Rüttgers, Minister-President of Northern Rheinland -Westphalia
- Local leaders
 
6.00 p.m. Meeting with representatives of Muslim Communities, at the Archbishopric of Cologne Address of the Holy Father
7.00 p.m. Transfer by car from the Archbishopric of Cologne to Marienfeld area  
7.30 p.m. Marienfeld area Arrival
8.30 p.m. Vigil with youth at Marienfeld area Address of the Holy Father
10.30 p.m. Transfer by car from Marienfeld area to the Archbishopric of Cologne  
11.00 p.m. Archbishopric of Cologne Arrival

Sunday, 21 August

8.45 a.m. Transfer by car from the Archbishopric of Cologne to Marienfeld area  
9.15 a.m. Marienfeld area Arrival
10.00 a.m. Mass at Marienfeld area Homily of the Holy Father
  Recital of the Angelus Domini at Marienfeld area Remarks of the Holy Father
12.45 a.m. Return to the Sacristy at Marienfeld area  
1.00 p.m. Transfer by car from Marienfeld area to the Archbishopric of Cologne
1.30 p.m. Archbishopric of Cologne Arrival
5.00 p.m. Meeting with German Bishops in the Piussaal (Pius Hall) of the Seminary of Cologne. Address of the Holy Father
6.00 p.m. Greetings to the WYD 2005 Organizing Committee and Farewell in the courtyard of the Archbishopric of Cologne  
6.15 p.m. Transfer by car from the Archbishopric of Cologne to the International Airport of Cologne/Bonn  
6.45 p.m. International Airport of Cologne/Bonn Arrival
  Farewell ceremony at the International Airport of Cologne/Bonn. Greeting of the Holy Father
7.15 p.m. Departure from the International Airport of Cologne/Bonn for Ciampino (Rome).  

ITALY

Ciampino (Rome)

9.15 p.m. Airport of Ciampino (Rome) Arrival

 


Time lag

  • Rome: + 2 UTC

  • Germany: + 2 UTC 

 

 

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