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APOSTOLIC JOURNEY
OF HIS HOLINESS BENEDICT XVI
TO CAMEROON AND ANGOLA

17-23 MARCH 2009

PROGRAM

 

 

ITALY

Tuesday, 17 March

Rome

10.00 Departure by plane from Leonardo Da Vinci Airport of Rome/Fiumicino for Nsimalen International Airport of Yaoundé (Cameroon). Interview of the Holy Father during the flight to Africa

 

C A M E R O O N

Yaoundé

16.00 Arrival at Nsimalen International Airport of Yaoundé  
  Welcome ceremony at Nsimalen International Airport of Yaoundé Address of the Holy Father

 

Wednesday, 18 March 2009

Yaoundé

08.00 Private Holy Mass in the Chapel of the Apostolic Nunciature of Yaoundé.  
10.00 Courtesy visit to the President of the Republic at the Palais de l’Unité of Yaoundé.  
11.15 Meeting with the Bishops of Cameroon at Christ-Roi Church in Tsinga Address of the Holy Father
12.45 Luncheon with the Bishops of Cameroon and Papal Entourage at the Apostolic Nunciature of Yaoundé.  
16.45  Celebration of Vespers with Bishops, priests, religious people, deacons, ecclesial movements and representatives of other Christian confessions of Cameroon at Marie Reine des Apôtres Basilica in Mvolyé  Address of the Holy Father

 

Thursday, 19 March 2009

08.45 Meeting with representatives of the Muslim Community of Cameroon at the Apostolic Nunciature of Yaoundé. Greetings of the Holy Father
10.00 Holy Mass on the occasion of the publication of the Instrumentum Laboris of the Second Special Assembly for Africa of the Synod of Bishops at Amadou Ahidjo Stadium. Homily of the Holy Father
  Publication of the Instrumentum Laboris Words of Benedict XVI
16.30 Meeting with the world of suffering people at Card. Paul Emile Léger Centre - CNRH of Yaoundé. Address of the Holy Father
18.30 Meeting with the members of the Special Council for Africa of the Synod of Bishops at the Apostolic Nunciature of Yaoundé. Address of the Holy Father
19.30 Supper with members of the Special Council for Africa of the Synod of Bishops, with Cardinals and Bishops of Papal Entourage at the Apostolic Nunciature of Yaoundé.  

 

Friday, 20 March 2009

07.00 Private Holy Mass in the Chapel of the Apostolic Nunciature of Yaoundé.  
08.45 Farewell to the staff of the Apostolic Nunciature of Yaoundé.  
10.00 Farewell ceremony at Nsimalen International Airport of Yaoundé. Address of the Holy Father
10.30 Departure by plane from Nsimalen International Airport of Yaoundé for 4 de Fevereiro International Airport of Luanda (Angola).  

 

A N G O L A

Luanda

12.45 Arrival at 4 de Fevereiro International Airport of Luanda.  
  Welcome ceremony at 4 de Fevereiro International Airport of Luanda. Address of the Holy Father
17.00 Courtesy visit to the President of the Republic at the Presidential Palace of Luanda.  
17.45 Meeting with the political and civil authorities and the Diplomatic Corps at the Presidential Palace of Luanda. Address of the Holy Father
19.00 Meeting with the Bishops of Angola and São Tomé in the Chapel of the Apostolic Nunciature of Luanda Address of the Holy Father
19.45 Supper with the Bishops of Angola and São Tomé and with the Papal Entourage at the Apostolic Nunciature of Luanda.  

 

Saturday, 21 March 2009

10.00 Holy Mass with Bishops, priests, religious people, ecclesial movements and catechists of Angola and São Tomé at São Paolo Church of Luanda Homily of the Holy Father
16.30 Meeting with youth at Dos Coqueiros Stadium of Luanda. Address of the Holy Father

 

Sunday, 22 March 2009

10.00 Holy Mass with the Bishops of I.M.B.I.S.A. (Interregional Meeting of Bishops of Southern Africa) at Cimangola Square in Luanda Homily of the Holy Father
12.00 Recitation of the Angelus Domini at Cimangola Square in Luanda. Address of the Holy Father
16.45 Meeting with Catholic Movements for the Promotion of Women at Santo António Parish of Luanda. Address of the Holy Father

 

Monday, 23 March 2009

07.30 Private Holy Mass in the Chapel of the Apostolic Nunciature of Luanda.  
09.15 Farewell to the staff of the Apostolic Nunciature of Luanda.  
10.00 Farewell ceremony at 4 de Fevereiro International Airport of Luanda. Address of the Holy Father
10.30 Departure by plane from 4 de Fevereiro International Airport of Luanda for Ciampino Airport (Rome).    

 

I T A L Y

Rome

18.00 Arrival at Rome/Ciampino Airport Meeting of the Holy Father with journalists during the return flight

 


Time lag

Rome, Yaoundé and Luanda: + 1 UTC

 

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