2015-12-12 19:14:00

Full schedule for Pope Francis' trip to Mexico in February

(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis confirmed on Saturday he will be visiting Mexico from 12-18 February. Later, the Vatican released the full schedule of his trip to the country.

Friday 12 February 2016

12:30     Departure from Rome’s Fiumicino Airport for Mexico City

19:30     Arrival at “Benito Juárez” International Airport in Mexico City

             Official Reception

Saturday 13 February 2016

09:30     Welcoming ceremony at the National Palace            

             Courtesy Visit to the President of the Republic

10:15     Meeting with Civil Authorities and Diplomatic Corps (Discourse by the Holy Father)

11:30     Meeting with the Bishops of Mexico in the Cathedral (Discourse by the Holy Father)

17:00     Holy Mass in the Basilica of Guadalupe (Homily by the Holy Father)

Sunday 14 February 2016

09:20     Transfer by helicopter to Ecatepec

10:30     Holy Mass in the area of the Study Centre of Ecatepec (Homily/Angelus by the Holy Father)

12:50     Transfer by helicopter to Mexico City   

13:10     Arrival in Mexico City    

16:30     Visit to the Pediatric Hospital “Federico Gómez”  (Greetings by the Holy Father)

18:00     Meeting with the World of Culture in the National Auditorium (Discourse by the Holy Father)

Monday 15 February 2016

07:30     Departure by plane for Tuxtla Gutiérrez             

09:15     Transfer by helicopter to San Cristóbal de Las Casas      

10:15     Holy Mass with the indigenous community of Chiapas at the Municipal Sports (Homily by the Holy Father)

13:00     Lunch with indigenous representatives and the Papal entourage

15:00     Visit to the Cathedral of San Cristòbal de las Casas    

15:35     Transfer by helicopter to Tuxtla Gutiérrez         

16:15     Meeting with Families in “Víctor Manuel Reyna” Stadium at Tuxtla Gutiérrez (Discourse by the Holy Father)

18:10     Departure by plane for Mexico City      

20:00     Arrival at the airport in Mexico City       

Tuesday 16 February 2016

07:50     Departure by airplane for Morelia         

10:00     Holy Mass with priests, religious, consecrated persons, and seminarians (Homily by the Holy Father)

15:15     Visit to the Cathedral

16:30     Meeting with Young People at “José María Morelos y Pavón” Stadium (Discourse by the Holy Father)

18:55     Departure by plane for Mexico City

20:00     Arrival in Mexico City    

Wednesday 17 February 2016

08:35     Departure by plane for Ciudad Juárez  

10:00     Arrival at “Abraham González” International Airport in Ciudad Juárez  

10:30     Visit to a prison (CeReSo n.3) (Discourse by the Holy Father)

12:00     Meeting with the World of Work at the Colegio de Bachilleres dello Stato of Chihuahua (Discourse by the Holy Father)

16:00     Holy Mass at the fairgrounds of Ciudad Juárez  (Homily + greeting by the Holy Father)

19:00     Departure Ceremony at Ciudad Juárez International Airport               

19:15     Departure by plane for Rome (Ciampino Airport)

Thursday 18 February 2016

14:45     Arrival at Rome’s Ciampino Airport         

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