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APOSTOLIC JOURNEY OF HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCIS
TO CUBA, THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
AND VISIT TO THE UNITED NATIONS ORGANIZATION HEADQUARTERS
on the occasion of his participation at the Eighth World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia

(19-28 SEPTEMBER 2015)

 

Live video transmission by CTV
(Vatican Television Center)  

Live CTV

 

Saturday, 19 September 2015

10:15 Departure from Rome's Fiumicino airport for Havana
Greeting to journalists during the flight Rome-Havana
[English, French German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish]
 
16:00 Arrival at “José Martí” International Airport of Havana  
16:05 Welcoming ceremony at the International Airport of Havana (Video)
[English, French, German, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish]
 

Sunday, 20 September 2015

09:00 Holy Mass at Plaza de la Revolución in Havana (Video)
[Arabic, English, French, German, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish]
 
  Angelus
[Croatian, English, French, German, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish]
 
16:00 Courtesy Visit to the President of the Council of State and of the Council of Ministers of the Republic at Palacio de la Revolución in Havana  
17:15 Celebrations of Vespers with Priests, Men and Women Religious and Seminarians at the Cathedral of Havana (Video)
[English, French, German, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish]
 
18:30 Greeting to the young people of the "Centro Cultural Padre Félix Varela" in Havana (Video)
[English, French, German, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish]
 

Monday, 21 September 2015

08:00 Departure by plane from Havana for Holguín  
09:20 Arrival at “Frank Pais” International Airport of Holguín  
10:30 Holy Mass at Plaza de la Revolución in Holguín (Video)
[Arabic, English, French, German, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish]
 
15:45 Blessing of the city from Loma de la Cruz in Holguín (Video)
[Spanish]
 
16:40 Departure by plane for Santiago  
17:30 Arrival at “Antonio Maceo” International Airport of Santiago  
19:00 Meeting with the Bishops at St Basil The Great Seminary in Santiago  
19:45 Prayer to the Virgen de la Caridad with the Bishops and the Papal Entourage at the Minor Basilica of the Shrine “Virgen de la Caridad del Cobre” in Santiago (Video)
[English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish]
 

Tuesday, 22 September 2015

08:00 Holy Mass at the Minor Basilica of the Shrine “Virgen de la Caridad del Cobre” in Santiago (Video)
[Arabic, English, French, German, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish]
 
11:00 Meeting with families at Our Lady of the Assumption Cathedral in Santiago (Video)
[English, French, German, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish]
 
  Blessing of the city from the square in front of the Cathedral of Santiago  
12:15 Farewell ceremony at the Airport  
12:30 Departure by plane from the Airport of Santiago for Washington, D.C.
In-Flight Press Conference from Santiago de Cuba to Washington D.C.
[English, German, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish]
 
16:00 Arrival at the Andrews Air Force Base in Washington, D.C.  
  Official welcoming ceremony at the Andrews Air Force Base in Washington, D.C.  

Wednesday, 23 September 2015

9:15 Welcoming ceremony at the South Lawn of the White House (Video)
[Arabic, English, French, German, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish]
 
  Courtesy Visit to the President of the United States of America  
11:30 Meeting with the Bishops of the United States of America at St Matthew's Cathedral in Washington, D.C. (Video)
[English, French, German, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish]
 
16:15 Holy Mass and Canonization of Blessed Fr. Junipero Serra at the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C. (Video)
[Arabic, English, French, German, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish]
 
     

Thursday, 24 September 2015

9:20 Visit to the Congress of the United States of America (Video)
[Arabic, English, French, German, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish]
 
11:15 Visit to the Charitable Center of St. Patrick Parish and meeting with the homeless in Washington, D.C. (Video)
[English, French, German, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish]
 
16:00 Departure by plane for New York  
17:00 Arrival at JFK Airport in New York  
18:45 Vespers with the Clergy, Men and Women Religious at St Patrick's Cathedral in New York (Video)
[English, French, German, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish]
 

Friday, 25 September 2015

08:30 Visit to the Headquarters of the United Nations (Video)
Greeting to the personnel of the United Nations
[English, French, German, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish]
Meeting with the members of the General Assembly of the United Nations Organization
[Arabic, English, French, German, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish]
 
11:30 Interreligious encounter at the Ground Zero memorial in New York (Video)
[English, French, German, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish]

Prayer of the Holy Father during the Interreligious Meeting at the Ground Zero Memorial
[English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish]

 
16:00 Visit to "Our Lady, Queen of the Angels" School and meeting with children and families of migrants in New York (Harlem) (Video)
[English, French, German, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish]
 
18:00 Holy Mass at the Madison Square Garden in New York (Video)
[Arabic, English, French, German, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish]
 

Saturday, 26 September 2015

08:40 Departure by plane for Philadelphia  
09:30 Arrival at the International Airport of Philadelphia  
10:30 Holy Mass with the Bishops, Clergy, Men and Women Religious of Pennsylvania gathered at the Cathedral of Sts Peter and Paul in Philadelphia (Video)
[Arabic, English, French, German, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish]
 
16:45 Meeting for Religious Liberty with the Hispanic community and other immigrants at the Independence Mall in Philadelphia (Video)
[English, French, German, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish]
 
19:30 Festival of families and vigil of prayer at the B. Franklin Parkway in Philadelphia (Video)
[English, French, German, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish]
 

Sunday, 27 September 2015

  Meeting with victims of sexual abuse at St. Charles Borromeo Seminary in Philadelphia
[Arabic, English, French, German, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish]
 
09:15 Meeting with bishops taking part in the World Meeting of Families gathered at St. Charles Borromeo Seminary in Philadelphia (Video)
[English, French, German, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish]
 
11:00 Visit to detainees at Curran-Fromhold Correctional Facility in Philadelphia (Video)
[English, French, German, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish]
 
16:00 Holy Mass concluding the World Meeting of Families at B. Franklin Parkway in Philadelphia (Video)
[Arabic, English, French, German, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish]
 
19:00 Greeting to the organizing committee, volunteers and benefactors at the International Airport of Philadelphia
[English, French, German, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish]
 
19:45 Farewell ceremony  
20:00 Departure by plane from Philadelphia for Rome/Ciampino
In-Flight Press Conference from Philadelphia to Rome
[English, French, German, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish]
 

Monday, 28 September 2015

10:00 Arrival at Ciampino Airport in Rome  

 

Time lag:

Rome: +2h UTC
La Habana / Holguín / Santiago: -4h UTC
Washington / New York / Philadelphia: -4h UTC

 


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