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APOSTOLIC JOURNEY TO MEXICO AND TO THE REPUBLIC OF CUBA

(MARCH 23 - 29, 2012)

 

PROGRAM

Live broadcasting from CTV
(Vatican Television Center)
 

Vatican Player

 

 Friday, 23 March 2012

Rome

9:30 Departure by plane from Leonardo Da Vinci international airport for León/Guanajuato Meeting of His Holiness Benedict XVI with journalists during the flight to Mexico (Papal Flight)

León

16:30 Welcome Ceremony at the international airport of Guanajuato (Silao area) (Video)
Address of the Holy Father

 

Saturday, 24 March 2012

8:00 Private Holy Mass in the Chapel of Colegio Miraflores  
18:00 Courtesy visit to the Federal President in the House of Conde Rul in Guanajuato  
18:45 Greeting to children gathered at Plaza de la Paz in Guanajuato (Video)
Greeting of the Holy Father

 

Sunday, 25 March 2012

10:00 Holy Mass at Parque del Bicentenario (Video)
Homily
of the Holy Father
  Recitation of the Angelus Domini (Video)
Address of the Holy Father
18:00 Celebration of Vespers with the Bishops of Mexico and Latin America in the Cathedral of Our Most Holy Mother of Light (Video)
Homily of the Holy Father

Address by His Eminence Card. Tarcisio Bertone, Secretary of State, during the dinner offered in honour of the Bishops of Mexico and Latin America

Address improvised by the Holy Father

  

Monday, 26 March 2012

9:00 Farewell Ceremony at the international airport of Guanajuato (Silao area) (Video)
Address of the Holy Father
9:30 Departure by plane from the international airport of Guanajuato (Silao area) for Santiago de Cuba  

Santiago de Cuba

14:00 Welcome Ceremony at Antonio Maceo international airport (Video)
Address of the Holy Father
17:30 Holy Mass on the occasion of the 400th anniversary of the the discovery of the image of the "Virgen de la Caridad del Cobre" at Antonio Maceo Square   (Video)
Homily of the Holy Father

 

Tuesday, 27 March 2012

9:30 Visit to the Shrine of the "Virgen de la Caridad del Cobre" (Video)
Adress of the Holy Father
10:30 Departure by plane from Antonio Macedo international airport for La Habana  

La Habana

12:00 Arrival at the José Martí international airport  
17:30 Courtesy visit to the President of the Council of State and to the Council of Ministers of the Republic at Palacio de la Revolución of La Habana  
19:15 Meeting and dinner with the Cuban Bishops and the Papal Entourage in the Apostolic Nunciature  

Wednesday, 28 March 2012

9:00 Holy Mass at Plaza de la Revolución (Video)
Homily of the Holy Father
16:30 Farewell Ceremony at José Martí international airport of La Habana (Video)
Address of the Holy Father
17:00 Departure by plane from the José Martí international airport of La Habana for Roma  

 

Thursday, 29 March 2012

Rome

10:15 Arrival at Rome/Ciampino Airport  

 

 

Time lag

Rome (until March 24, 2012): + 1 UTC
Mexico: - 6 UTC
Cuba: - 5 UTC
Rome (from March 25, 2012): + 2 UTC

 

 

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