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APOSTOLIC VOYAGE
OF HIS HOLINESS JOHN PAUL II

TO THE SLOVAK REPUBLIC

11- 14 SEPTEMBER 2003

 

PROGRAM

ITALY

Thursday, 11 September 

Fiumicino (Rome)

9.00 a.m. "Leonardo da Vinci" International Airport, Fiumicino (Rome) Departure for Bratislava

 

SLOVAK REPUBLIC

Bratislava

10.40 a.m. International Airport of Bratislava Arrival
10.40 a.m. International Airport of Bratislava Welcome Ceremony.
Address of the Holy Father
12.00 a.m. Apostolic Nunciature of Bratislava Arrival
12.30 a.m. Apostolic Nunciature of Bratislava Meeting with the President of the Slovak Republic
12.50 a.m. Apostolic Nunciature of Bratislava Courtesy Visit of the President of the Slovak Parliament
1.00 p.m. Apostolic Nunciature of Bratislava Courtesy Visit of the Prime Minister

Trnava

6.00 p.m. Cathedral of Trnava Visit to the Cathedral
Address of the Holy Father 

Bratislava

7.45 p.m. Apostolic Nunciature of Bratislava Arrival

 

Friday, 12 September

Bratislava

8.50 a.m. International Airport of Bratislava Arrival
9.00 a.m. International Airport of Bratislava Departure for Banská Bystrica

Banská Bystrica

9.30 a.m. Airport of Banská Bystrica/Sliać Arrival
Greeting to the local Authorities
10.15 a.m. Sacristy set up in the National Risorgimento Square in Banská Bystrica Arrival
10.30 a.m. National Risorgimento Square in Banská Bystrica Mass:
Homily of the Holy Father
1.30 p.m. Major Diocesan Seminary of Banská Bystrica Arrival
1.45 p.m. Rectors' Hall in the Major Diocesan Seminary of Banská Bystrica Meeting and Lunch with the members of the Slovak Episcopal Conference and with the Cardinals and Bishops of the Papal Entourage
Message of the Holy Father

5.15 p.m. Major Diocesan Seminary of Banská Bystrica Meeting with the Representatives of the other Churches and Christian Confessions
Greeting of the Holy Father
Farewell
5.50 p.m. Airport of Banská Bystrica/Sliać Arrival
6.00 p.m. Airport of Banská Bystrica/Sliać Departure for Bratislava

Bratislava

6.30 p.m. International Airport of Bratislava Arrival
7.15 p.m. Apostolic Nunciature of Bratislava Arrival

 

Saturday, 13 September

Bratislava

8.50 a.m. International Airport of Bratislava Arrival
9.00 a.m. International Airport of Bratislava Departure for Košice

Košice

10.00 a.m. Airport of Košice. Arrival
Greeting to the local Authorities

Rožňava

11.00 a.m. Podrákoš Camp on the outskirts of Rožňava Arrival
11.30 a.m. Podrákoš Camp on the outskirts of Rožňava Mass:
Homily of the Holy Father
2.15 p.m. Bishop's Residence in Rožňava Arrival
2.15 p.m. Bishop's Residence in Rožňava Meeting and Lunch with the Bishops of the Diocese and with the Cardinals and Bishops of the Papal Entourage

Košice

6.30 p.m. Airport of Košice Arrival
6.45 p.m. Airport of Košice Departure for Bratislava

Bratislava

7.45 p.m. International Airport of Bratislava Arrival
8.15 p.m. Apostolic Nunciature of Bratislava Arrival

 

Sunday, 14 September 

Bratislava

9.30 a.m. Petržalka Square in Bratislava Arrival
10.00 a.m.  Petržalka Square in Bratislava Mass and beatification of the Martyrs Basile Hopko and Zdenka Schelingová:
Homily of the Holy Father
  Petržalka Square in Bratislava Recital of the Angelus Domini:
Address of the Holy Father
1.15 p.m. Apostolic Nunciature of Bratislava Arrival
1.15 p.m. Apostolic Nunciature of Bratislava Meeting and Lunch with the Bishops of the Archdiocese and with the Cardinals and Bishops of the Papal Entourage
5.00 p.m. Apostolic Nunciature of Bratislava Farewell
5.45 p.m. International Airport of Bratislava Arrival
Farewell Ceremony
6.20 p.m. International Airport of Bratislava Departure for Rome

 

ITALY

Ciampino (Rome)

8.00 p.m. Airport of Ciampino (Rome) Arrival

 


Time Lag

  • Rome: + 2 UTC

  • Slovakia: + 2 UTC 

 

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