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APOSTOLIC JOURNEY TO GERMANY

22-25 SEPTEMBER 2011

 

PROGRAM

Live Broadcast by CTV
(Vatican Television Center)

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Thursday, 22 September 2011

Rome

8:15 Departure by plane from Rome Ciampino Airport for Berlin Meeting of His Holiness Benedict XVI with journalists during the flight to Berlin (Papal Flight)

Berlin

10:30 Arrival at Berlin Tegel International Airport  
  Official welcoming at Berlin Tegel International Airport  
11:15 Welcoming ceremony at Bellevue Castle (Video)
Address of the Holy Father
  Courtesy visit to the Federal President at Bellevue Castle  
12:50 Official meeting with the Federal Chancellor at the headquarters of the German Episcopal Conference, next to the Catholic Academy  
13:30 Luncheon with the Papal Entourage at the Catholic Academy  
16:15 Visit to the Federal Parliament in the Reichstag Building (Video)
Address of the Holy Father
17:15 Meeting with representatives of the Jewish Community in a room of the Reichstag Building (Video)
Address of the Holy Father
18:30 Holy Mass in the Olympiastadion (Video)
Homily of the Holy Father

 

Friday, 23 September 2011

7:15 Private Mass in the chapel of Apostolic Nunciature of Berlin  
9:00 Meeting with representatives of the Muslim Community in the reception room of the Apostolic Nunciature of Berlin (Video)
Address of the Holy Father
10:00 Departure by plane from the Berlin Tegel International Airport for Erfurt  

Erfurt

10:45 Arrival at Erfurt Airport  
11:15 Visit to St. Mary's Cathedral  
11:45 Meeting with representatives of the German Evangelical Church Council in the Chapter Hall of the Augustinian Convent (Video)
Address of the Holy Father
12:20 Ecumenical Celebration in the church of the Augustinian Convent (Video)
Address of the Holy Father
13:20 Luncheon with the Papal Entourage in Erfurt seminary  
16:45 Departure by helicopter from Erfurt Airport for Etzelsbach  

Etzelsbach

17:30 Arrival at Etzelsbach heliport  
17:45 Marian Vespers at the Wallfahrtskapelle in Etzelsbach (Video)
Address of the Holy Father
19:00 Departure by helicopter from Etzelsbach heliport for Erfurt  

Erfurt

19:40 Arrival at Erfurt Airport  

 

Saturday, 24 September 2011

9:00 Holy Mass at Domplatz in Erfurt (Video)  
Homily of the Holy Father
11:50 Departure by plane from Erfurt Airport for Lahr  

Lahr

12:50 Arrival at Lahr Airport  

Freiburg im Breisgau

14:00 Visit to the Cathedral of Freiburg im Breisgau  
14:15 Greetings to the citizens at Münsterplatz (Video)
Greeting of the Holy Father
16:50 Meeting with the former Chancellor Helmut Kohl in the Seminary  
17:15 Meeting with representatives of the Orthodox Churches in the Seminary Hörsaal (Video)
Address of the Holy Father
17:45 Meeting with seminarians at St Charles Borromeo Seminary Chapel (Video)
Greeting of the Holy Father
18:15 Meeting with the Council of the Central Committee of German Catholics (ZDK) in the Seminary Hörsaal (Video)
Address of the Holy Father
19:00 Prayer vigil with the young people at the trade fair grounds (Video)
Address of the Holy Father

 

Sunday, 25 September 2011

10:00 Holy Mass in the touristic airport of Freiburg im Breisgau (Video)
Homily of the Holy Father
  Recitation of the Angelus Domini in the touristic airport of Freiburg im Breisgau (Video)
Greeting of the Holy Father
12:45 Luncheon with members of the German Episcopal Conference and the Papal Entourage in the Seminary  
16:20 Meeting with judges of the Federal Constitutional Court in the Seminary Hörsaal  
17:00 Meeting with a group of Catholics active in the Church and society in the Konzerthaus (Video)
Address of the Holy Father

Lahr

18:45 Farewell ceremony at Lahr Airport (Video)
Address of the Holy Father
19:15 Departure by plane from Lahr Airport for Rome  

Rome

20:45 Arrival at Rome/Ciampino Airport  

 

Time lag

Rome and Germany: + 2 UTC

 

 

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