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 APOSTOLIC JOURNEY
OF HIS HOLINESS BENEDICT XVI
TO SYDNEY (AUSTRALIA) ON THE OCCASION
OF THE 23rd WORLD YOUTH DAY
(JULY 12 - 21, 2008)

 

PROGRAM

 

ITALY

Saturday, 12 July 2008

Fiumicino (Rome)

10.00 Departure by plane from the Leonardo da Vinci International Airport of Fiumicino (Rome) for the Airport of Darwin/RAAF Military Air Base Interview of the Holy Father during the flight to Australia

 

AUSTRALIA

Sunday, 13 July 2008

Darwin

9.15 Arrival at Darwin Airport/RAAF Military Air Base  
  Technical stopover  
10.30 Departure by plane from Darwin Airport/RAAF Military Air Base for Richmond Airport (Sydney)/RAAF Military Air Base  

Richmond (Sydney)

15.00 Arrival at Richmond Airport (Sydney)/RAAF Military Air Base  
15.15 Transfer by car from Richmond Airport (Sydney)/RAAF Military Air Base to the Private Residence  
  Private time till the morning of Thursday 17 July  

Thursday, 17 July 2008

Sydney

7.30 Private Holy Mass in the Chapel of St. Mary’s Cathedral House in Sydney  
9.00 Welcoming ceremony at Government House of Sydney Address of the Holy Father
9.30 Transfer by car from Government House to "Mary MacKillop Memorial" in Sydney  
9.45 Prayer visit to "Mary MacKillop Memorial Chapel" in Sydney  
10.00 Transfer by car from "Mary MacKillop Memorial" to Admiralty House in Sydney  
10.05 Courtesy visit to the Governor General in Admiralty House in Sydney  
  Meeting with the Prime Minister in Admiralty House in Sydney  
11.05 Transfer by car from Admiralty House to St. Mary’s Cathedral House in Sydney  
11.30 Arrival at St. Mary’s Cathedral House in Sydney  
14.20 Transfer by car from St. Mary’s Cathedral House to Rose Bay Pier of Sydney  
  Short welcome with dances and traditional songs by Australian Indigenous People at Rose Bay Pier of Sydney  
14.45 The Holy Father boards the cruise ship Sydney 2000 for a trip to the pier at Barangaroo, East Darling Harbour of Sydney  
15.30 Arrival at Barangaroo, East Darling Harbour of Sydney  
  Welcoming celebration by the young people at Barangaroo, East Darling Harbour of Sydney Address of the Holy Father
16.45 Transfer by panoramic car from Barangaroo, East Darling Harbour to St. Mary’s Cathedral House in Sydney  

Friday, 18 July 2008

7.30 Private Holy Mass in the Chapel of St. Mary’s Cathedral House in Sydney  
9.30 Separate private audiences for the Governor of New South Wales, the Premier of New South Wales and the Lord Mayor of Sydney, with their families in the Reception Hall of St. Mary’s Cathedral House in Sydney  
10.25 Walk from St. Mary’s Cathedral House to the Crypt of St. Mary’s Cathedral in Sydney  
10.30 Ecumenical Meeting in the Crypt of St. Mary’s Cathedral in Sydney Address of the Holy Father
11.15 Walk from the Crypt to Chapter Hall of St. Mary’s Cathedral in Sydney  
11.20 Meeting with representatives of other religions in the Chapter Hall of St. Mary’s Cathedral in Sydney Address of the Holy Father
12.00 Walk from the Chapter Hall to St. Mary’s Cathedral House in Sydney  
12.30 Luncheon with the young people in the Reception Hall of St. Mary’s Cathedral House in Sydney  
14.55 Walk from St. Mary’s Cathedral House to St. Mary’s Cathedral in Sydney  
15.00 Prayer at the beginning of the Way of the Cross in the square in front of St. Mary’s Cathedral in Sydney  
  The Holy Father will say the prayer at the conclusion of the First Station and will proceed to the Crypt of St. Mary’s Cathedral to watch the Way of the Cross on TV  
18.30 Transfer by car from St. Mary’s Cathedral to the Church of the Sacred Heart at the University of Notre Dame  
18.45 Meeting with a group of disadvantaged young people of the rehabilitation community of the University of Notre Dame in the Church of the Sacred Heart Address of the Holy Father
19.45 Transfer by car from the Church of the Sacred Heart of the University of Notre Dame to St. Mary’s Cathedral House in Sydney  
20.00 Arrival at St. Mary’s Cathedral House in Sydney  

Saturday, 19 July 2008

9.00 Walk from St. Mary’s Cathedral House to the Cathedral  
9.30 Holy Mass with Australian Bishops, seminarians and novices (with the Consecration of the new altar) at St. Mary’s Cathedral in Sydney Homily of the Holy Father
11.30 Return to Sacristy  
11.45 Walk from St. Mary’s Cathedral to St. Mary’s Cathedral House  
12.15 Luncheon with Australian Bishops and Papal Entourage in the Reception Hall of St. Mary’s Cathedral House in Sydney  
18.30 Transfer by car from St. Mary’s Cathedral House to Randwick Racecourse in Sydney  
19.00 Vigil with the young people at Randwick Racecourse in Sydney Address of the Holy Father
21.00 Transfer by car from Randwick Racecourse to St. Mary’s Cathedral House in Sydney  
21.30 Arrival at St. Mary’s Cathedral House  

Sunday, 20 July 2008

8.30 Transfer by car from St. Mary’s Cathedral House to Victoria Barracks heliport in Sydney  
8.45 Arrival at Victoria Barracks heliport in Sydney  
  The Holy Father will fly over the Southern Cross Precinct (Centennial Park and Randwick Racecourse) in Sydney  
9.15 Transfer by panoramic car at the Victoria Barracks heliport to proceed to Randwick Racecourse  
  Tour in panoramic car among the assembled youth in the Southern Cross Precinct (Centennial Park and Randwick Racecourse)  
9.45 Arrival at the Sacristy set up in Randwick Racecourse in Sydney  
10.00 Holy Mass for the 23rd World Youth Day at Randwick Racecourse in Sydney

Homily of the Holy Father

  Recitation of the Angelus Domini at Randwick Racecourse in Sydney Address of the Holy Father
12.15 Return to Sacristy  
12.30 Transfer by car from Randwick Racecourse to St. Mary’s Cathedral House in Sydney  
13.00 Arrival at St. Mary’s Cathedral House in Sydney  
  Luncheon with the Papal Entourage  
18.00 Meeting with benefactors and organizers of the 23rd World Youth Day at the Reception Hall of Cathedral House and in the Chapter Hall of St. Mary's Cathedral Address of the Holy Father
19.00 Walk from the Chapter Hall of St. Mary’s Cathedral to St. Mary’s Cathedral House  

Monday, 21 July 2008

7.00 Private Holy Mass at the Chapel of St. Mary’s Cathedral House  
8.35 Farewell from St. Mary’s Cathedral House in Sydney  
8.45 Transfer by panoramic car from St. Mary’s Cathedral House to the Domain of Sydney  
8.50 Greeting to the volunteers of the 23rd World Youth Day in the Domain of Sydney Address of the Holy Father
9.10 Transfer by car from the Domain to the International Airport of Sydney  
9.30 Farewell ceremony at the International Airport of Sydney Address of the Holy Father
10.00 Departure by plane from the International Airport of Sydney for Darwin Airport  

Darwin

13.50 Arrival at Darwin Airport  
  Technical stopover  
15.05 Departure by plane from Darwin Airport for Ciampino (Rome)  

ITALY

Rome/Ciampino

23.00 Arrival at the Airport of Rome/Ciampino  

 


Time lag

  • Rome: + 2 UTC

  • Darwin: + 9,5 UTC

  • Sydney: + 10 UTC

 

 

 

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