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APOSTOLIC JOURNEY TO CROATIA

ON THE OCCASION OF THE NATIONAL DAY
OF CROATIAN CATHOLIC FAMILIES

4-5 JUNE 2011

PROGRAM

Croatia

Live Broadcast by CTV
(Vatican Television Center)

 

Saturday, 4 June 2011

Rome

09:30

Departure by plane from Leonardo Da Vinci Airport of Rome/Fiumicino for Zagreb.

Meeting of His Holiness Benedict XVI with journalists during the flight to Croatia

 

Zagreb

11:00 Arrival at Pleso International Airport of Zagreb.  
  Welcoming ceremony at Pleso International Airport in Zagreb (Video)
Address of the Holy Father
12:15 Courtesy visit to the President of the Republic at the Presidential Palace  
13:50 Audience with the Prime Minister of Croatia at the Apostolic Nunciature of Zagreb  
14:00 Luncheon with Members of the Papal Entourage at the Apostolic Nunciature of Zagreb  
18:15 Meeting with representatives of civil society, the political, academic, cultural, and business world, the diplomatic corps, and religious leaders gathered in the National Croatian Theater (Video)
Address of the Holy Father
19:30 Prayer Vigil with the Croatian youth in Bano Josip Jelačič square (Video)
Address of the Holy Father

 

Sunday, 5 June 2011

10:00

Holy Mass on the occasion of the National Day of Croatian Catholic Families in the Zagreb Hippodrome

(Video)
Homily of the Holy Father
  Recitation of the Regina Caeli in the Zagreb Hippodrome (Video)
Address of the Holy Father
14:00

Luncheon with the Bishops of Croatia, Members of the Papal Entourage at the new location of the Secretariat of the Episcopal Conference of Croatia

 
16:30

Farewell from the Apostolic Nunciature of Zagreb

 
17:00

Liturgy of Vespers with Bishops, Priests, Religious People, and Seminarians and prayer at the tomb of Blessed Alojzije Viktor Stepinac at the Cathedral dedicated to the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary and to St. Stephen

(Video)
Address of the Holy Father
18:15

Visit to Cardinal Josip Bozanic, Archbishop of Zagreb, at his residence

 
19:15

Farell ceremony at Pleso International Airport in Zagreb

(Video)
Address of the Holy Father
19:45 Departure by plane from Pleso International Airport of Zagreb for Rome  

 

Rome

21:15 Arrival at Rome/Ciampino Airport  

 

Time lag

Rome and Zagreb: + 2 UTC

 

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