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 APOSTOLIC JOURNEY OF HIS HOLINESS
BENEDICT XVI
TO TURKEY
(NOVEMBER 28 - DECEMBER 1, 2006)

PROGRAM

 

ITALY

Tuesday, 28 November

Fiumicino (Rome)

09.00 Departure from Leonardo Da Vinci International Airport of Rome/Fiumicino to Ankara  

 

TURKEY

Ankara

13.00 Arrival at Esemboğa International Airport  
  Visit to the Atatürk Mausoleum  
  Welcome ceremony and courtesy visit to the President of the Republic  
  Meeting with the Vice Prime Minister  
  Meeting with the President of Religious Affairs Address of the Holy Father
  Meeting with the Diplomatic Corps Address of the Holy Father

Wednesday, 29 November

Ephesus

  Holy Mass Homily of the Holy Father

Istanbul

  Moment of prayer in the Patriarchal Church of St. George in the Phanar and private meeting with H.H. Bartholomew I Greeting of the Holy Father

Thursday, 30 November

  Divine Liturgy at the Patriarchal Church of St. George in the Phanar Address of the Holy Father
Common Declaration
  Visit to the Museum of Saint Sofia  
  Moment of prayer in the Armenian Apostolic Cathedral and meeting with H.B. Patriarch Mesrob II Greeting of the Holy Father
  Meeting with H.E. the Syrian Orthodox Metropolitan  
  Meeting with the Grand Rabbi of Turkey  
  Meeting and dinner with the members of the Catholic Episcopal Conference  

Friday, 1 December

  Holy Mass at the Cathedral of the Holy Spirit Homily of the Holy Father
  Farewell ceremony at the Airport of Istanbul  
13.15 Departure from the Airport of Istanbul to Rome  

ITALY

Ciampino (Rome)

14.45 Arrival at the Airport of Ciampino (Rome)  

 


Time lag

  • Italy: + 1 UTC

  • Turkey: + 2 UTC

 

 

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