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31 MAY - 2 JUNE 2019

Viaggio Apostolico del Santo Padre in Romania (31 maggio - 2 giugno 2019)

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Friday, 31 May 2019


8:10 Departure by air from Rome-Fiumicino Airport for Bucharest
  Greeting to journalists on the flight to Bucharest
11:30 Arrival at Henri Coandă-Otopeni International Airport in Bucharest
  Official welcome at the Airport
12:05 Welcome ceremony at the entrance of the complex of the Cotroceni Presidential Palace
12:20 Courtesy visit to the President of Romania in the Cotroceni Presidential Palace
12:50 Meeting with the Prime Minister in the Cotroceni Presidential Palace
13:00 Meeting with the Authorities, with Civil Society and with the Diplomatic Corps in the Unirii Hall of the Cotroceni Palace
15:45 Private meeting with the Patriarch in the Palace of the Patriarchate
16:15 Meeting with the permanent Synod of the Romanian Orthodox Church in the Palace of the Patriarchate
17:00 The Lord’s prayer in the new Orthodox Cathedral
18:10 Holy Mass in the Catholic Saint Joseph Cathedral


Saturday, 1 June 2019


9:30 Departure by air for Bacau
10:10 Arrival at Bacau Airport and transfer by helicopter to the Air Base of the Mountain Brigade of Miercurea-Ciuc
11:30 Holy Mass in the Shrine of Sumuleu-Ciuc
16:10 Helicopter transfer to Iasi Airport
17:25 Visit to our Lady Queen of Iasi Cathedral in Iasi
17:45 Marian meeting with Young People and Families in the square in front of the Palace of Culture in Iasi
19:00 Departure by air for Bucarest
20:00 Arrival at Henri Coandă-Otopeni International Airport in Bucharest


Sunday, 2 June 2019


9:00 Departure by air for Sibiu
9:40 Arrival at Sibiu Airport and transfer by helicopter to Blaj
11:00 Divine Liturgy with the Beatification of 7 Greek-Catholic Martyr bishops in the Field of Liberty in Blaj
12:00 Regina Caeli
13:25 Lunch with the Papal entourage
15:45 Meeting with the Rom Community of Blaj
16:35 Transfer by helicopter to Sibiu Airport
17:20 Farewell ceremony at Sibiu Airport
17:30 Departure of the Papal aircraft for Rome-Ciampino Airport
  Press Conference on the return flight from Sibiu to Rome
18:45 Arrival at Rome/Ciampino Airport


Time zones
Rome:  + 2h UTC
Bucarest:  + 3h UTC
Bacau:  + 3h UTC
Sumuleu-Ciuc:  + 3h UTC
Iasi:  + 3h UTC
Sibiu:  + 3h UTC
Blaj  + 3h UTC


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