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on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the Apparitions
of the Blessed Virgin Mary at Cova da Iria

12-13 MAY 2017

Pilgrimage to the Shrine of Our Lady of Fátima, 12-13 May 2017


Live video transmission by CTV
(Vatican Television Center)

Live CTV


Friday, 12 May 2017

14:00 Departure from Rome/Fiumicino airport for Monte Real
Greeting to journalists on the flight from Rome to Portugal
16:20 Arrival at the Air base of Monte Real
Welcome ceremony
16:35 Private meeting with the President of the Republic at Monte Real air base  
16:55 Visit to the air base chapel  
17:15 Transfer by helicopter to the stadium of Fatima  
17:35 Arrival at the Fatima stadium and transfer by open car to the Shrine  
18:15 Visit to the Chapel of the Apparitions  
21:30 Blessing of the Candles at the Chapel of the Apparitions
Recital of the Holy Rosary

Homily of Cardinal Pietro Parolin - Vigil Mass



Saturday, 13 May 2017

9:10 Meeting with the Prime Minister at “Nossa Senhora do Carmo” House  
9:40 Visit to the Basilica of “Nossa Senhora do Rosário de Fatima”  
10:00 Holy Mass in the square in front of the Shrine

Greeting of the Holy Father to the sick
12:30 Lunch with the bishops of Portugal at “Nossa Senhora do Carmo” House  
14:45 Farewell ceremony in the Monte Real air base  
15:00 Departure by air from the Monte Real air base for Rome

In-Flight Press Conference from Fátima to Rome

19:05 Arrival at Rome/Ciampino airport  


Time zones

Rome: +2h UTC
Monte Real: +1h UTC
Fatima: +1h UTC

Bulletin of the Holy See Press Office, 20 March 2017

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