THE VISIT OF POPE FRANCIS TO THE HOLY LAND OFFICIAL ITINERARY

Listed below is the official itinerary of Pope Francis during his visit to the Holy Land, 24-26 May 2014. Please note that the itinerary is subject to change. The State of Israel is only responsible for the section of the itinerary from the Pope’s arrival at Ben Gurion Airport on Sunday, 25 may at 16:00 until his departure the following day at 20:15.

 

 

The church of all nations

The church of all nations

 

 

 

Saturday, May 24, 2014

 

13:00 – Arrival at Queen Alia International Airport in Amman

 

13:45 – Arrival Ceremony in the al-Husseini Royal Palace in AmmanCourtesy visit to their Majesties the King and Queen of Jordan

 

14:20 – Meeting with the authorities of the Kingdom of Jordan. Discourse of the Holy Father

 

16:00 – Holy Mass at the International Stadium in Amman. Homily of the Holy Father

 

19:00 – Visit to the baptismal site at Bethany beyond the Jordan

 

Sunday, May 25, 2014

 

 

 

08:30 – Departure by helicopter from Queen Alia Internal Airport in Amman for Bethlehem

 

09:30 – Arrival ceremony at the Presidential Palace in BethlehemCourtesy visit to the Chairman of the Palestinian Authority

 

10:00 – Meeting with the Palestinian Authority. Discourse of the Holy Father

 

11:00 – Holy Mass in Manger Square in Bethlehem. Homily of the Holy FatherRegina Coeli prayer. Allocution of the Holy Father

 

15:00 – Private visit to the Grotto of the Nativity in Bethlehem

 

15:45 – Farewell from the Palestinian Authority at the helipad of Bethlehem

 

16:00 – Departure by helicopter from the helipad of Bethlehem for Ben Gurion International Airport in Israel

 

16:30 – Arrival ceremony at Ben Gurion International Airport. Open coverage; details to be issued separately. Discourse of the Holy Father

 

17:45 – Arrival at the helipad of Jerusalem on Mount Scopus

 

18:15 – Private meeting with the Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople Bartholomew I at the Apostolic Delegation in Jerusalem. Signing of a joint declaration.

 

19:00 – Ecumenical meeting on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the meeting in Jerusalem between Pope Paul VI and Patriarch Athenagoras I in the Basilica of the Holy Sepulcher. Discourse of the Holy Father

 

20:00 – Dinner with Patriarchs and Bishops and the Papal suite at the Latin Patriarchate in Jerusalem

 

 

 

20:00 – Reception for foreign journalists at the media center (Mamilla Hotel)

 

 

 

Monday, May 26, 2014

 

08:15 – Visit to the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem Muhammad Ahmad Hussein in the building of the Great Council on the Esplanade of the Mosques. Discourse of the Holy Father

 

09:10 – Visit to the Western Wall in Jerusalem

 

09:45 – Lay a wreath at Mount Herzl in Jerusalem

 

10:00 – Visit to Yad Vashem in Jerusalem. Discourse of the Holy Father

 

10:45 – Courtesy visit to the two chief rabbis (Sephardi Chief Rabbi Yosef Yitzhak and Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi David Lau) at Heichal Shlomo in Jerusalem, next to the Jerusalem Great Synagogue. Discourse of the Holy Father

 

11:45 – Courtesy visit to the President of the State of Israel, Shimon Peres, at the Presidential Residence in Jerusalem. Discourse of the Holy Father

 

13:00 – Private audience with the Prime Minister of Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu, at Notre Dame Center in Jerusalem

 

13:30 – Lunch in the Papal suite at Notre Dame Center in Jerusalem

 

15:30 – Private visit to Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople Bartholomew I at the building next to the Orthodox church of Viri Galileai on the Mount of Olives

 

16:00 – Meeting with priests, religious men and women and seminarians in the Church of Gethsemane at the foot of the Mount of Olives. Discourse of the Holy Father

 

17:20 – Holy Mass with the Ordinaries of the Holy Land and the Papal Suite in the Room of the Cenacle in Jerusalem. Homily of the Holy Father

 

19:30 – Transfer by helicopter from the helipad on Mount Scopus in Jerusalem to Ben Gurion International Airport

 

20:00 – Farewell from the State of Israel at Ben Gurion International Airport

 

20:15 – Departure from Ben Gurion International Airport for Ciampino Airport in Rome

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