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 APOSTOLIC JOURNEY
OF HIS HOLINESS BENEDICT
XVI
TO VALENCIA (SPAIN) ON OCCASION OF THE 
FIFTH WORLD MEETING OF FAMILIES 

8-9 JULY 2006

PROGRAM

ITALY

Saturday, 8 July

Fiumicino (Rome)

9.30 Departure by plane from Fiumicino Airport (Rome) to Valencia (Spain)  

 

SPAIN

Valencia-Manises

11.30 Arrival at the Airport of Manises (Valencia)  
  Welcome Ceremony at the Airport of Manises (Valencia) Address of the Holy Father
12.15 Transfer by car from the Airport of Manises (Valencia) to the Cathedral of Valencia  
13.00 Visit to the Cathedral and to the Basilica of the "Virgen de los Desamparados" in Valencia Letter of the Holy Father to the Spanish Bishops
13.30 Recital of the Angelus in "Plaza de la Virgen" in Valencia Greetings of the Holy Father
13.45 Transfer on foot from "Plaza de la Virgen" to the House of the Archbishop in Valencia  
14.00 Arrival at the House of the Archbishop in Valencia  
17.10 Transfer by car from the House of the Archbishop to the Palace of the Generalitat in Valencia  
17.15 Courtesy visit to Their Majesties the King and Queen of Spain in the Palace of the Generalitat in Valencia  
18.00 Transfer by car from the Palace of the Generalitat to the House of the Archbishop in Valencia  
18.30 Meeting with the President and Government of Spain in the House of the Archbishop in Valencia  
20.30 Transfer by car from the House of the Archbishop to the 'City of Arts and Sciences' in Valencia  
21.00 Festive encounter and testimonials at the conclusion of the Fifth World Meeting of Families in the 'City of Arts and Sciences' in Valencia Address of the Holy Father
23.00 Transfer by car from the 'City of Arts and Sciences' to the House of the Archbishop in Valencia  
23.15 Arrival at the House of the Archbishop in Valencia  

Sunday, 9 July

8.15 Departure from the Pontifical Residence in the House of the Archbishop in Valencia  
8.30 Transfer by car from the House of the Archbishop to the 'City of Arts and Sciences' in Valencia  
9.15 Arrival to the Sacristy prepared in the 'City of Arts and Sciences' in Valencia  
9.30 Holy Mass in the the 'City of Arts and Sciences' in Valencia Homily of the Holy Father
  Recital of the Angelus in the 'City of Arts and Sciences' in Valencia Speech of the Holy Father
12.00 Return to the Sacristy set up in the 'City of Arts and Sciences' in Valencia  
12.30 Transfer by car from 'City of Arts and Sciences' in Valencia to the Airport of Manises (Valencia)  

Valencia-Manises

12.45 Arrival at the Airport of Manises (Valencia)  
  Farewell ceremony at the Airport of Manises (Valencia) Greeting of the Holy Father
13.30 Departure by plane from the Airport of Manises (Valencia) for Ciampino (Rome)  

 

ITALY

Ciampino (Rome)

15.30 Arrival at the Airport of Ciampino (Rome)  

 


Time lag

  • Italy: + 2 UTC

  • Spain: + 2 UTC

(There is no time difference between Spain and Italy)

 

 

 

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