Official schedule of Pope’s upcoming visit to Africa

Official schedule of Pope’s upcoming visit to Africa

Pope Francis
Pope Francis

Pope Francis will make his first Apostolic Voyage to Africa at the end of November. He will visit three countries, including one of the most marginalized in the world. The whirlwind tour will begin in Kenya and end in the Central African Republic.

Wednesday, November 25, 2015
07:45     Departure from Rome Fiumicino to Nairobi, Kenya
17:00     Arrival at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi
Welcome ceremony at the State House
18:00     Courtesy visit to the President of the Republic at the State House in Nairobi
18:30     Meeting with the civil authorities of Kenya and with the diplomatic corps
 Thursday, November 26, 2015
08:15     Inter religious and Ecumenical Meeting in the Salon of the Apostolic Nunciature in Nairobi
10:00     Holy Mass on the Campus of the University of Nairobi
15:45     Meeting with clergy, religious men and women, and seminarians, at the athletic field of St Mary’s School
17:30     Visit to the United Nations Office in Nairobi (U.N.O.N.)
 Friday, November 27, 2015
08:30     Visit to the poor neighbourhood of Kangemi in Nairobi
10:00     Meeting with young people in Kasarani Stadium
11:15     Meeting with the Bishops of Kenya in the VIP room of the Stadium
15:10     Farewell ceremony at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi
15:15     Departure by air from Nairobi for Entebbe
16:50     Arrival at Entebbe International Airport in Uganda
 Saturday, November 28, 2015
08:30     Visit to the Anglican Sanctuary of the Martyrs at Namugongo
09:00     Visit to the Catholic Sanctuary of the Martyrs at Namugongo
09:30     Holy Mass for the Martyrs of Uganda in the area of the Catholic Sanctuary
15:15     Meeting with youth at Kololo Air Strip in Kampala
17:00     Visit to the House of Charity of Nalukolongo
18:00     Meeting with the Bishops of Uganda in the Residence of the Archbishop
19:00     Meeting with priests, religious men and women, and seminarians in the Cathedral
 Sunday, November 29, 2015
09:00     Farewell ceremony at the Airport of Entebbe
09:15     Departure by air from Entebbe for Bangui in the Central African Republic
10:00     Arrival at M’Poko International Airport of Bangui
Welcome ceremony
11:00     Courtesy visit to the president of the state of transition in the Presidential Palace “de la Renaissance”
11:30     Meeting with civic leaders and with the diplomatic corps
12:15     Visit to a refugee camp
13:00     Meeting with the Bishops of the Central African Republic
16:00     Meeting with the Evangelical Community at the headquarters of FATEB (the Faculty of Evangelical Theology of Bangui)
17:00     Holy Mass with priests, religious men and women, catechists, and young people at the Cathedral of Bangui
19:00     Confessions of some young people; and the beginning of the Vigil of Prayer in front of the Cathedral
 Monday, November 30, 2015
08:15     Meeting with the Muslim community in the central Mosque of Koudoukou in Bangui
09:30     Holy Mass in the Stadium at the Barthélémy Boganda Sports Complex
12:15     Departure ceremony at M’Poko International Airport of Bangui
12:30     Departure by air for Rome
18:45     Arrival at Rome/Ciampino Airport
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