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POPE FRANCIS' PILGRIMAGE TO THE HOLY LAND
ON THE OCCASION OF THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE MEETING
 BETWEEN POPE PAUL VI AND PATRIARCH ATHENAGORAS IN JERUSALEM

24-26 MAY 2014 

PROGRAM

Live video transmission by CTV
(Vatican Television Center)  

CTV

 

Saturday, 24 May 2014

Rome

08:15 Departure from Rome's Fiumicino airport for Amman    
13:00 Arrival at the Amman Queen Alia International Airport    
13:45 Welcoming ceremony in the Al-Husseini Royal Palace in Amman    
  Courtesy visit to Their Majesties the King and Queen of Jordan    
14:20 Meeting with the Authorities of the Kingdom of Jordan Address of the Holy Father  
16:00 Holy Mass at the Amman International Stadium Homily of the Holy Father  
19:00 Visit to the Baptismal Site at Bethany beyond the Jordan    
19:15 Meeting with refugees and young people with disabilities in the Latin Church in Bethany beyond the Jordan Address of the Holy Father  

 

Sunday, 25 May 2014

08:15 Farewell from Jordan at the Amman Queen Alia International Airport    
08:30 Departure by helicopter for Bethlehem from the Amman Queen Alia International Airport    
09:20 Arrival at the Bethlehem Heliport    
09:30 Welcoming ceremony in the Presidential Palace in Bethlehem    
  Courtesy visit to the President of the State of Palestine    
10:00

Meeting with Palestinian Authorities

Address of the Holy Father  
11:00 Holy Mass in Manger Square in Bethlehem Homily of the Holy Father  
  Regina Coeli Prayer Address of the Holy Father  
13:30 Lunch with Palestinian families in the Franciscan Convent of Casa Nova in Bethlehem    
15:00 Private visit to the Grotto of the Nativity in Bethlehem    
15:20 Greeting of the children from the Dheisheh, Aida and Beit Jibrin refugee camps in the Phoenix Center of the Dheisheh refugee camp  Address of the Holy Father  
15:45 Farewell from the State of Palestine at the Bethlehem Heliport    
16:00 Departure by helicopter from the Bethlehem Heliport for the Tel Aviv Ben Gurion International Airport    
16:30 Welcoming ceremony at the Tel Aviv Ben Gurion International Airport Address of the Holy Father  
17:15 Transfer by helicopter to Jerusalem    
17:45 Arrival at the Jerusalem Helipad on Mount Scopus    
18:15 Private Meeting with the Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople at the Apostolic Delegation of Jerusalem Signing of a joint declaration  
19:00 Ecumenical Celebration on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the meeting in Jerusalem between Pope Paul VI and Patriarch Athenagoras  in the Basilica of the Holy Sepulchre Address of the Holy Father  
20:15 Dinner with the Patriarchs, Bishops and the Papal Entourage at the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem    

 

Monday, 26 May 2014

08:15 Visit to the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem in the building of the Great Council on the Esplanade of the Mosques Address of the Holy Father  
09:10 Visit to the Western Wall in Jerusalem    
09:45 Laying of a wreath at Mount Herzl in Jerusalem    
10:00 Visit to the Yad Vashem Memorial in Jerusalem Address of the Holy Father  
10:45 Courtesy visit to the two chief rabbis of Israel at Heichal Shlomo Center in Jerusalem, next to the Jerusalem Great Synagogue Address of the Holy Father  
11:45 Courtesy visit to the President of the State of Israel in the Presidential Residence in Jerusalem Address of the Holy Father  
13:00 Private audience with the Prime Minister of Israel at Notre Dame Center in Jerusalem    
13:30 Lunch with the Papal Entourage at Notre Dame Center in Jerusalem    
15:30 Private visit to the Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople in the building next to the Orthodox Church of Viri Galileai on the Mount of Olives    
16:00 Meeting with priests, religious and seminarians in the Church of Gethsemane at the foot of the Mount of Olives Address of the Holy Father  
17:20 Holy Mass with the Ordinaries of the Holy Land and the Papal Entourage in the room of the Cenacle in Jerusalem Homily of the Holy Father  
19:30 Transfer from the helipad of Mount Scopus in Jerusalem to the Tel Aviv Ben Gurion International Airport    
20:00 Farewell from the State of Israel at the Tel Aviv Ben Gurion International Airport    
20:15 Departure from Ben Gurion International Airport in Tel Aviv for Rome's Ciampino Airport    
23:00 Arrival at Ciampino Airport in Rome    

 

Time difference

Roma: +2 UTC
Amman: +3 UTC
Bethelehem: +3 UTC
Jerusalem: +3 UTC

 



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