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APOSTOLIC JOURNEY TO CYPRUS

(AND PUBLICATION OF THE INSTRUMENTUM LABORIS
OF THE SPECIAL ASSEMBLY FOR THE MIDDLE EAST
OF THE SYNOD OF BISHOPS)

4 - 6 JUNE 2010

PROGRAM

Live broadcasting from CTV
(Vatican Television Center)
  

 

Friday, 4 June 2010

Rome

09:30 Departure by plane from Leonardo Da Vinci Airport of Rome/Fiumicino for Paphos Meeting of Benedict XVI with journalists during the flight to Cyprus

 

Paphos

14:00 Arrival at the International Airport of Paphos  
  Welcoming Ceremony at the International Airport of Paphos Address of the Holy Father
15:15 Arrival at the church of Agia Kiriaki Chrysopolitissa of Paphos  
15:30 Ecumenical Celebration in the archeological area of the church of Agia Kiriaki Chrysopolitissa of Paphos (Video)
Address of the Holy Father

 

Saturday, 5 June 2010

Nicosia

09:15 Courtesy Visit to the President of the Republic at the presidential palace in Nicosia  
09:45 Meeting with the civil authorities and the diplomatic corps at the presidential palace in Nicosia (Video)
Address of the Holy Father
10:45 Meeting with the Catholic community of Cyprus at the sports field of St. Maron primary school in Nicosia (Video)
Address of the Holy Father
12:15 Meeting with His Beatitude Chrysostomos II, Archbishop of New Justiniana and All Cyprus at the Orthodox archbishopric of Nicosia (Video)
Address of the Holy Father
13:30 Luncheon with His Beatitude Chrysostomos II, Archbishop of New Justiniana and All Cyprus and the respective Delegations at the Orthodox archbishopric of Nicosia  
17:30 Eucharistic Celebration attended by priests, religious, deacons, catechists and representatives of Cyprian ecclesial movements at the parish church of the Holy Cross in Nicosia (Video)
Homily of the Holy Father

 

Sunday, 6 June 2010

 

09:30 Eucharistic Celebration on the occasion of the publication of the Instrumentum laboris of the Special Assembly for the Middle East of the Synod of Bishops at the Eleftheria sports centre in Nicosia (Video)
Homily of the Holy Father

(Video)
Consignment of the Instrumentum laboris of the Special Assembly for the Middle East of the Synod of Bishops

Instrumentum Laboris "The Catholic Church in the Middle East: Communion and Witness. 'Now the company of those who believed were of one heart and soul' (Acts 4, 32)" (June 6, 2010)
[Arabic, English, French, Italian]

  Recitation of the Angelus Domini (Video)
Address of the Holy Father
13:00 Luncheon with Patriarchs and Bishops of the Special Council for the Middle East of the Synod of Bishops, with His Beatitude Chrysostomos II, Archbishop of New Justiniana and All Cyprus and Members of the Papal Entourage at the Apostolic Nunciature of Nicosia  
16:00 Farewell Ceremony from the Apostolic Nunciature of Nicosia  
16:30 Visit to the Maronite Cathedral of Cyprus of Nicosia (Video)
Greeting of the Holy Father

 

Larnaca

17:45 Farewell Ceremony at the International Airport of Larnaca Address of the Holy Father
18:15 Departure by plane from the International Airport of Larnaca for Rome  

 
Rome

20:45 Arrival at Rome/Ciampino Airport  

 


Time lag 

Rome: + 2 UTC
Cipro: + 3 UTC

 

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