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APOSTOLIC JOURNEY TO LEBANON

ON THE OCCASION OF THE SIGNING AND PUBLICATION
OF THE POST-SYNODAL APOSTOLIC EXHORTATION
OF THE SPECIAL ASSEMBLY FOR THE MIDDLE EAST
OF THE SYNOD OF BISHOPS

14-16 SEPTEMBER 2012

 Lebanon 2012

PROGRAM

Live broadcasting from CTV
(Vatican Television Center)   

Vatican Player

 

 Friday, 14 September 2012

Rome

9:30 Departure by plane from Rome's Ciampino airport for Beirut Meeting of His Holiness Benedict XVI with journalists during the flight to Lebanon

Beirut

13:45

Welcoming ceremony at the Beirut-Rafic International Airport

(Video)
Address of the Holy Father

Harissa 

18:00

Visit to St. Paul's Basilica in Harissa and the Signing of the Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation

(Video)
Address of the Holy Father

 

Saturday, 15 September 2012

8:00 

Holy Mass (private)

 

Baabda

10:00

Courtesy visit to the President of the Republic. Private meetings with the President of the Republic, the President of the Parliament and the President of the Council of Ministers in the Hall of the Ambassadors of the Baabda Presidential Palace

 
10:50  Meeting with Leaders of Muslim Religious Communities in the Hall of the Ambassadors of the Baabda Presidential Palace  
11:15  Meeting with members of the government, institutions of the Republic, the diplomatic corps, religious leaders and representatives of the world of culture in the May 25th Hall of the Baabda Presidential Palace  (Video)
Address of the Holy Father

Bzommar 

13:30 

Luncheon with the Patriarchs and Bishops of Lebanon, members of the Special Council for the Middle East of the Synod of Bishops and the papal entourage in the refectory of the Armenian Catholic Patriachate of Bzommar

Address of the Holy Father

Bkerké

18:00 

Meeting with the youth in the square across from the Maronite Patriarchate of Bkerké


(Video)
Address of the Holy Father

 

Sunday, 16 September 2012

Beirut 

10:00

Holy Mass and the Presentation of the Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation for the Middle East in the Beirut City Center Waterfront

(Video)
Homily of the Holy Father

Address of the Holy Father

 

Recitation of the Angelus 

Words of the Holy Father

Harissa

13:20

Luncheon with the papal entourage in the Apostolic Nunciature in Harissa

 
16:50

Departure from the Apostolic Nunciature in Harissa

 

Charfet

17:15 Ecumenical Meeting in the Hall of Honor of the Syro-Catholic Patriarchate of Charfet Words of the Holy Father

Beirut

18:30 Departure ceremony at the Beirut-Rafic International Airport (Video)
Address of the Holy Father
19:00 Departure by plane from the Beirut-Rafic International Airport for Rome  

Rome

21:40 Arrival at Rome's Ciampino Airport  

 

 

Time difference

Rome: + 2 UTC
Beirut: + 3 UTC

 

 

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