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 APOSTOLIC JOURNEY
OF HIS HOLINESS BENEDICT XVI
TO AUSTRIA
ON THE OCCASION OF THE 850th ANNIVERSARY
OF THE FOUNDATION OF THE SHRINE OF MARIAZELL

7-9 SEPTEMBER 2007

PROGRAM

 

ITALY

Friday, 7 September

Ciampino (Rome)

9.30 Departure by plane from the airport Rome/Ciampino to Vienna/Schwechat  

AUSTRIA

Schwechat (Vienna)

11.15 Arrival at the International Airport of Vienna/Schwechat  
  Welcome ceremony at the International Airport of Vienna/Schwechat Address of the Holy Father
12.00 Transfer by car from the international airport of Vienna/Schwechat to Am Hof square in Vienna  

Vienna

12.45 Arrival at Am Hof square in Vienna  
  Prayer before the Mariensšule (bronze column dedicated to the Virgin Mary) Greeting of the Holy Father
13.30 Transfer by "popemobile" to Juden Platz  
13.35 Brief pause at the monument dedicated to Austrian victims of the Holocaust at Juden Platz  
13.40 Transfer by "popemobile" from Juden Platz to the Apostolic Nunciature of Vienna  
13.50 Arrival at the Apostolic Nunciature  
17.15 Transfer by car from the Apostolic Nunciature to Hofburg Palace  
17.30 Arrival at Hofburg Palace  
  Courtesy visit to the President of the Republic  
  Meeting with the public authorities and the Diplomatic Corps Address of the Holy Father
18.45 Transfer by car from Hofburg Palace to the Apostolic Nunciature  
19.00 Arrival at the Apostolic Nunciature  

Saturday, 8 September

8.00 Transfer by car from the Apostolic Nunciature to Heldenplatz  
8.15 Departure by helicopter from Heldenplatz to Mariazell  
9.15 Arrival at the heliport of Mariazell  
9.25 Transfer by "popemobile" from the heliport to the Shrine of Mariazell  
9.45 Arrival at the Shrine of Mariazell  
10.30 Holy Mass on the occasion of the 850th anniversary of the foundation of the Shrine of Mariazell in the square in front of the Basilica of Mariazell. Homily of the Holy Father
12.30 Return to the Sacristy  
13.30 Luncheon with the Bishops of the Episcopal Conference of Austria and with the Cardinals and Bishops of the Papal Entourage in the papal residence of Mariazell  
16.40 The Pope will walk from the papal residence to the Basilica of Mariazell  
16.45 Celebration of Marian Vespers with priests, religious, deacons and seminarians at the Basilica of Mariazell Address of the Holy Father
18.00 Transfer by "popemobile" from the Basilica to the heliport of Mariazell  
18.20 Arrival at the heliport of Mariazell  
18.30 Departure by helicopter from the heliport of Mariazell to Vienna  
19.30 Arrival at the heliport in Heldenplatz and transfer by car to the Apostolic Nunciature  
19.50 Arrival at the Apostolic Nunciature  

Sunday, 9 September

9.15 Transfer by car from the Apostolic Nunciature to the Archbishopric of Vienna  
9.30 Arrival at the Archbishopric  
9.45 Procession from the Archbishopric to St. Stephen's Cathedral  
10.00 Holy Mass in St. Stephen's Cathedral Homily of the Holy Father
12.00 Recitation of the Angelus in the Square in front of St. Stephen's Cathedral Greeting of the Holy Father
12.15 The Pope will walk from St. Stephen's Cathedral to the Archbishopric  
14.00 Transfer by car from the Archbishopric to the Apostolic Nunciature  
16.00 Transfer by car from the Apostolic Nunciature to Heiligenkreuz Abbey  

Heiligenkreuz

16.30 Visit to Heiligenkreuz Abbey Address of the Holy Father
17.00 Transfer by car from Heiligenkreuz Abbey to the Wiener Konzerthaus  

Vienna

17.30 Arrival at the Wiener Konzerthaus  
  Meeting with representatives of volonteer organizations at the Wiener Konzerthaus Address of the Holy Father
18.45 Transfer by car from the Wiener Konzerthaus to the international airport of Vienna/Schwechat  

Schwechat (Vienna)

19.15 Arrival at the international airport of Vienna/Schwechat  
  Farewell ceremony at the international airport of Vienna/Schwechat Greeting of the Holy Father
19.45 Departure by pleane from the international airport of Vienna/Schwechat to Rome  

ITALY

Ciampino (Rome)

21.30 Arrival at the airport of Rome/Ciampino  

 


Time lag

  • Rome and Austria: + 2 UTC

 

 

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