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PILGRIMAGE
OF HIS HOLINESS BENEDICT XVI
TO THE HOLY LAND

8-15 MAY 2009

PROGRAM

 

 

 

I T A L Y

Friday, 8 May 2009

Rome

09.30 Departure by plane from the International Airport Leonardo da Vinci at Fiumicino (Rome) for Queen Alia International Airport at Amman (Jordan) Interview of the Holy Father during the flight to the Holy Land

 

H O L Y  L A N D

Amman

14.30 Welcoming Ceremony at the Queen Alia International Airport in Amman Address of the Holy Father
15.30 Visit to Regina Pacis Center in Amman Address of the Holy Father
17.40 Courtesy visit to their Majesties the King and Queen of Jordan at the Royal palace in Amman-Husseiny  

 

Saturday, 9 May 2009

 

07.15 Private Mass in the Chapel of the Apostolic Nunciature of Amman  

 

Mount Nebo

09.15 Visit to the ancient Basilica of the Memorial of Moses on Mount Nebo Address of the Holy Father

 

Madaba

10.30 Blessing of the cornerstone of Madaba University of the Latin Patriarchate Address of the Holy Father

 

Amman

11.30 Visit to the Hashemite museum and the Al-Hussein Bin Talal Mosque in Amman  
11.45 Meeting with Muslim religious leaders, members of the Diplomatic Corps and Rectors of universities in Jordan in front of the mosque al-Hussein bin Talal in Amman Address of the Holy Father
17.30 Celebration of Vespers with priests, men and women religious, seminarians and ecclesial movements in the Greek-Melkite Cathedral of Saint-Georges in Amman Address of the Holy Father

 

Sunday, 10 May 2009

10.00 Holy Mass celebrated at the Amman International Stadium Homily of the Holy Father
  Recitation of the Regina Cli at the Amman International Stadium Address of the Holy Father
12.45 Luncheon with Patriarchs, Bishops and Papal Entourage at the Latin Vicariate of Amman  

 

Bethany beyond the Jordan

17.30 Visit to the site of Baptism of Christ, at Bethany beyond the Jordan  
18.00 Blessing of the foundation stones of the Latin and Greek Melkite churches at Bethany beyond the Jordan Address of the Holy Father

 

Monday, 11 May 2009

Amman

07.30 Private Mass in the chapel of the Apostolic Nunciature in Amman  
10.00 Farewell ceremony at the Queen Alia International Airport in Amman Address of the Holy Father
10.30 Departure from the Queen Alia International Airport of Amman (Jordan) for Ben Gurion International Airport of Tel Aviv (Israel)  

 

Tel Aviv

11.00 Welcoming ceremony at Ben Gurion International Airport of Tel Aviv Address of the Holy Father

 

Jerusalem

16.15 Courtesy visit to the President of the State of Israel at the presidential palace in Jerusalem Address of the Holy Father
17.45 Visit to Yad Vashem Memorial in Jerusalem Address of the Holy Father
Signature of the Holy Father
18.45 Meeting with organizations involved in interreligious dialogue at the Auditorium of Notre Dame Center in Jerusalem Address of the Holy Father

 

Tuesday, 12 May 2009

 

09.00 Visit to the Dome of the Rock on Temple Mount in Jerusalem  
  Courtesy visit to the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem at the Mount of the Temple Address of the Holy Father
10.00 Visit to the Western Wall in Jerusalem Prayer of the Holy Father
10.45 Courtesy visit to the two Chief Rabbis of Israel at the Hechal Shlomo Centre of Jerusalem Address of the Holy Father
11.50 Regina Cœli prayer with the Ordinaries of the Holy Land in the Upper Room in Jerusalem Address of the Holy Father
12.30 Short visit to the co-cathedral of the Latins in Jerusalem Greeting of the Holy Father
13.00 Luncheon with the Ordinaries of the Holy Land, the Abbots and the Papal Entourage in the Patriarchate of the Latins in Jerusalem  
16.30 Holy Mass in the Valley of Josaphat in Jerusalem Homily of the Holy Father

 

Wednesday, 13 May 2009

Bethlehem

09.00 Welcoming ceremony in the square in front of the presidential palace, in Bethlehem Address of the Holy Father
10.00 Holy Mass in Manger Square, Bethlehem Homily of the Holy Father
12.30 Luncheon with the Ordinaries of the Holy Land, the Franciscan community and the Papal Entourage at the Casa Nova monastery in Bethlehem  
15.30 Private visit to the Grotto of the Nativity in Bethlehem  
16.10 Visit to the Caritas Baby Hospital in Bethlehem Address of the Holy Father
16.45 Visit to the Aida Refugee Camp in Bethlehem Address of the Holy Father
18.00 Courtesy visit to the president of the Palestine National Authority in the presidential palace of Bethlehem  
18.40 Farewell ceremony in the courtyard of the Presidential Palace Address of the Holy Father

 

Thursday, 14 May 2009

Nazareth

10.00 Holy Mass on the Mount of Precipice in Nazareth Homily of the Holy Father
12.30 Luncheon with the Ordinaries of the Holy Land, the Franciscan community and the Papal Entourage in the Franciscan convent of Nazareth  
15.50 Meeting with the Israeli prime minister in the Franciscan convent of Nazareth  
16.30 Greetings to religious leaders of Galilee in the auditorium of the Shrine of the Annunciation in Nazareth Address of the Holy Father
17.00 Visit to the Grotto of the Nativity in Nazareth  
17.30 Celebration of Vespers with Bishops, priests, men and women religious, ecclesial and pastoral movements of Galilee in the upper Basilica of the Annunciation in Nazareth Address of the Holy Father

 

Friday, 15 May 2009

Jerusalem

07.30 Private Mass in the Chapel of the Apostolic Delegation to Jerusalem  
09.15 Ecumenical meeting in the Throne Hall of the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Jerusalem Address of the Holy Father
10.15 Visit to the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem Address of the Holy Father
11.10 Visit to the Armenian patriarchal church of St. James in Jerusalem Address of the Holy Father

 

Tel Aviv

13.30 Departure ceremony at Ben Gurion International Airport in Tel Aviv Address of the Holy Father
14.00 Departure by plane from the Ben Gurion International Airport in Tel Aviv (Israel) for Ciampino Airport (Rome) Interview of the Holy Father during the flight back from the Holy Land

 

I T A L Y

Rome

16.50 Arrival at Ciampino Airport  

 


Time lag

Rome: + 2 UTC

Jordan, Israel and Palestinian National Territories: + 3 UTC

 

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