Pope Francis visit to Cuba and USA – Nuncio

Archbishop Charles Brown, the Apostolic Nuncio to Ireland, previews the Holy Father’s upcoming trip to Cuba and the USA (19 – 27th Sept)

Interview with Wendy Grace recorded on 8th Sept 2015.

Papal Schedule

for more info – Vatican website

Saturday, 19 September 2015

10:15
Departure from Rome’s Fiumicino airport for La Habana

16:00
Arrival at “José Martí” International Airport of La Habana

16:05
Welcoming ceremony at the International Airport of La Habana
[Arabic, English, French, German, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish]

Sunday, 20 September 2015

09:00
Holy Mass at Plaza de la Revolución in La Habana

Angelus

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 La Habana

17:15
Celebrations of Vespers with Priests, Men and Women Religious and Seminarians at the Cathedral of La Habana

18:30
Greeting to the young people of the “Centro Cultural Padre Félix Varela” in La Habana

Monday, 21 September 2015

08:00
Departure by plane from La Habana for Holguín

09:20
Arrival at “Frank Pais” International Airport of Holguín

10:30
Holy Mass at Plaza de la Revolución in Holguín

15:45
Blessing of the city from Loma de la Cruz in Holguín

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 “Virgen de la Caridad del Cobre” Shrine in Santiago

Tuesday, 22 September 2015

08:00
Holy Mass at the Minor Basilica of the “Virgen de la Caridad del Cobre” Shrine in Santiago

11:00
Meeting with families at Our Lady of the Assumption Cathedral in Santiago

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.

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

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.

16:15
Holy Mass and Canonization of Blessed Fr. Junipero Serra at the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C.

Thursday, 24 September 2015

9:20
Visit to the Congress of the United States of America
[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.

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

Friday, 25 September 2015

08:30
Visit to the Headquarters of the United Nations

11:30
Interreligious encounter at the Ground Zero memorial in New York

16:00
Visit to “Our Lady, Queen of the Angels” School and meeting with children and families of migrants in New York (Harlem)

18:00
Holy Mass at the Madison Square Garden in New York

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

16:45
Meeting for Religious Freedom with the Hispanic community and other immigrants at the Independence Mall in Philadelphia

19:30
Celebration for families and vigil of prayer at the B. Franklin Parkway in Philadelphia

Sunday, 27 September 2015

09:15
Meeting with bishops taking part in the World Meeting of Families gathered at St. Charles Borromeo Seminary in Philadelphia

11:00
Visit to detainees at Curran-Fromhold Correctional Facility in Philadelphia

16:00
Holy Mass concluding the World Meeting of Families at B. Franklin Parkway in Philadelphia

19:00
Greeting to the organizing committee, volunteers and benefactors at the International Airport of Philadelphia

19:45
Farewell ceremony

20:00
Departure by plane from Philadelphia for Rome/Ciampino

Monday, 28 September 2015

10:00
Arrival at Ciampino Airport in Rome

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