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6-11 SEPTEMBER 2017

Viaggio Apostolico in Colombia, 6-11 settembre 2017


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Wednesday, 6 September 2017


11:00 Departure from Rome's Fiumicino airport for Bogotá
Greeting to journalists on the flight from Rome to Colombia
16:30 Arrival at Catam military airport (Bogotá)
  Welcoming ceremony
  Arrival at the Apostolic Nunciature


Thursday, 7 September 2017


9:00 Meeting with authorities and representatives of civil society at "Casa de Nariño" Presidential Palace's Parade Square "Plaza de Armas"
9:30 Courtesy visit to the President in the Reception Hall of  "Casa de Nariño" Presidential Palace
10:20 Visit to the Cathedral
10:50 Blessing of the Faithful from the balcony of the Cardinal's Palace
11:00 Encounter with the Bishops in the Reception Room of the Cardinal's Palace
15:00 Encounter with the Executive Committee of the Latin American Episcopal Council (CELAM) in the Apostolic Nunciature
16:30 Holy Mass in "Simón Bolívar Park"
  Address of the Holy Father at the Apostolic Nunciature


Friday, 8 September 2017


7:50 Departure from Catam military airport (Bogotá) to Villavicencio
Address to military personnel and members of police forces
8:30 Arrival at Apiay airport in Villavicencio
9:30 Holy Mass on the Esplanade of Catama
15:40 National Reconciliation Encounter at "Las Malocas Park"
17:20 Short visit to the "Cross of Reconciliation" at "Fundadores Park"
18:00 Departure by plane for Bogotá
18:45 Arrival at Catam military airport (Bogotá)
  Address of the Holy Father at the Apostolic Nunciature


Saturday, 9 September 2017


8:20 Departure by plane from Catam military airport (Bogotá) for Rionegro
9:10 Arrival at Rionegro air base
9:15 Transfer by helicopter to Medellín airport
10:15 Holy Mass at Enrique Olaya Herrera Medellín airport
15:00 Encounter in "Hogar San José" children's home
16:00 Encounter with priests, religious and their families at "La Macarena Stadium"
  Helicopter transfer to Rionegro air base
17:30 Departure by plane for Bogotá
18:25 Arrival at Catam military airport (Bogotá)
  Address of the Holy Father at the Apostolic Nunciature


Sunday, 10 September 2017


8:30 Departure by plane for Cartagena
10:00 Arrival at Cartagena airport
10:30 Blessing and laying of the corner-stones for homeless shelters and Talitha Qum works at St Francis Square
12:00 Recitation of the Angelus in front of the Church of  Saint Peter Claver
12:15 Visit to the Shrine of Saint Peter Claver
15:45 Helicopter transfer to the naval base at the port of Contecar
16.30 Holy Mass at the port of Contecar
18:30 Helicopter transfer to the airport of  Cartagena
18:45 Farewell ceremony
19:00 Departure by plane for the airport Rome/Ciampino


Monday, 11 September 2017


12:40 Arrival at Rome's Ciampino airport



Time zones
Rome: +2h UTC
Bogotá: -5h UTC
Villavicencio: -5h UTC
Medellin: -5h UTC
Cartagena: -5h UTC


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