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Pilgrimage of His Holiness Francis to the Shrine of Our Lady of Fatima on the occasion of the centenary of the apparitions of the Blessed Virgin Mary at the Cova da Iria (12-13 May 2017) - Programme, 20.03.2017

Friday 12 May 2017

14:00     Departure by air from Rome Fiumicino airport for

              Monte Real.

16:20     Arrival at the air base of Monte Real.                                        Welcome ceremony.

16:35     Private meeting with the President of the Republic

              in the Monte Real air base.

16:55     Visit to the air base chapel.

17:15     Transfer by helicopter to the stadium of Fatima.

17:35     Arrival at the Fatima stadium and transfer by open

              vehicle to the Shrine.

18:15     Visit to the Chapel of the Apparitions.                                      Prayer of the Holy Father.

21:30     Blessing of the Candles from the Chapel of the Apparitions.         Greetings from the Holy

                                                                                                                           Father.

Recital of the Holy Rosary.

Saturday 13 May 2017

09:10     Meeting with the Prime Minister at the “Nossa Senhora

              do Carmo” House.

09:40     Visit to the Basilica of “Nossa Senhora do Rosário de Fatima”.

10:00     Holy Mass at the churchyard of the Shrine.                              Holy Father’s homily.

                                                                                                                           Holy Father’s greetings to

                                                                                                                           the sick.

12:30     Lunch with bishops of Portugal at the “Nossa Senhora

              do Carmo” House.

14:45     Farewell ceremony in the Monte Real air base.

15:00     Departure by air from the Monte Real air base, destined for Rome.

19:05     Arrival at Rome Ciampino airport.