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  PILGRIMAGE
OF HIS HOLINESS JOHN PAUL II
TO LOURDES ON THE OCCASION OF 150TH ANNIVERSARY
OF THE PROMULGATION OF THE DOGMA
OF THE IMMACULATE CONCEPTION

14-15 AUGUST 2004

PROGRAM

 

ITALY

Saturday, 14 August

 

Ciampino (Rome)

9.00 a.m. Airport of Ciampino (Rome) Departure for Tarbes (France)

 

FRANCE

Tarbes

11.00 a.m. Airport of Tarbes Arrival. Welcome ceremony.
11.15 a.m. Airport of Tarbes Meeting with the President of the French Republic
Greeting of the Holy Father
12.00 a.m. Transfer by car from the airport of Tarbes to the Shrine of Notre-Dame of Lourdes  

Lourdes

12.30 a.m. Shrine of Notre-Dame of Lourdes Arrival
  Grotto of the Apparitions of Massabielle Recital of the Angelus Domini
1.00 p.m. Residence Accueil Notre-Dame in the Shrine building, in front of the Grotto of the Apparitions of Massabielle Arrival
5.15 p.m. Transfer by car from the Residence Accueil Notre-Dame to the Shrine of Notre-Dame of Lourdes  
5.30 p.m. Procession from the Grotto of the Apparitions of Massabielle to the esplanade of the Basilica of Lourdes Recitation of the Holy Rosary
Prayer of the Holy Father. Introduction and final Prayer of the Holy Father
6.45 p.m. Transfer by car from the Shrine of Notre-Dame to the Residence Accueil Notre-Dame of Lourdes  
9.00 p.m. Candlelight procession from the Grotto of the Apparitions of Massabielle to the Basilica of Lourdes.
The Holy Father will follow the beginning of the Procession from the terrace of the Residence Accueil Notre-Dame
Address of the Holy Father

 

Sunday, 15 August

 

9.15 a.m. Transfer by car from the Residence Accueil Notre-Dame to the Prairie of Lourdes  
9.45 a.m. Sacristy in the Church of St Bernadette nearby the Prairie of the Shrine of Lourdes Arrival
10.00 a.m. Prairie of the Shrine of Lourdes Holy Mass
Homily of the Holy Father
  Prairie of the Shrine of Lourdes Recital of the Angelus Domini:
Words of the Holy Father
12.30 a.m. Return to the Sacristy in the Church of St Bernadette  
12.45 a.m. Transfer by car from the Prairie of the Shrine of Notre-Dame to the Residence Accueil Notre-Dame  
1.15 p.m. Residence Accueil Notre-Dame Meeting with the members of the Permanent Council of the French Episcopal Conference, the French Cardinals, the Cardinals and Bishops of the Papal Entourage
5.15 p.m. Residence Accueil Notre-Dame Farewell ceremony
5.30 p.m. Transfer by car from the Residence Accueil Notre-Dame to the Grotto of the Apparitions of Massabielle  
5.35 p.m. Grotto of the Apparitions of Massabielle Personal prayer
6.00 p.m. Transfer by car from the Grotto of the Apparitions of Massabielle of Lourdes to the airport of Tarbes  

Tarbes

6.30 p.m. Airport of Tarbes Arrival. Farewell ceremony.
6.45 p.m. Airport of Tarbes Departure for Ciampino (Rome)

 

ITALY

Ciampino (Rome)

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

 


Time Lag

  • Rome: + 2 UTC

  • France: + 2 UTC 

 

 

 

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