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Apostolic Trip of His Holiness Francis in Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia (22-25 September 2018) - Programme, 05.07.2018

Saturday 22 September 2018

ROMA-VILNIUS

 

07:30

Departure by air from Rome- Fiumicino airport for Vilnius

   

11:30

Arrival at Vilnius International Airport

   
 

WELCOME CEREMONY

   
 

COURTESY VISIT TO THE PRESIDENT in the Presidential Palace

   
 

MEETING with the AUTHORITIES, with CIVIL SOCIETY
and with the DIPLOMATIC CORPS
in the square in front of the Presidential Palace

Address of the Holy Father

 

16:30

VISIT TO THE MATER MISERICORDIAE SHRINE

Prayer of the Holy Father

 
 

MEETING with YOUNG PEOPLE in the square in front of the Cathedral

Address of the Holy Father

 
 

Visit to the Cathedral

   
     

Sunday 23 September 2018

VILNIUS-KAUNAS-VILNIUS

 

08:15

Transfer by car to Kaunas

 
 

HOLY MASS in Santakos Park in Kaunas

Homily of the Holy Father

 

ANGELUS in Santakos Park in Kaunas

Angelus of the Holy Father

 

Lunch with the bishops in the Palace of the Curia

 
 

MEETING with PRIESTS, MEN AND WOMEN RELIGIOUS, CONSECRATED PERSONS and SEMINARIANS
in the Cathedral of Kaunas

Address of the Holy Father

 

Transfer to the Museum of Occupations and Freedom Fights in Vilnius

 
 

VISIT AND PRAYER IN THE MUSEUM OF OCCUPATIONS AND FREEDOM FIGHTS

Prayer of the Holy Father

                         
                           

 

Monday 24 September 2018

VILNIUS-RIGA-VILNIUS

 

07:20

Departure by air from Vilnius International Airport for Riga

 

08:20

Arrival at Riga International Airport

 
 

OFFICIAL WELCOME

 
 

WELCOME CEREMONY in the Courtyard of the Presidential Palace

 
 

COURTESY VISIT TO THE PRESIDENT in the Presidential Palace

 
 

MEETING with the CIVIL AUTHORITIES, CIVIL SOCIETY and the DIPLOMATIC CORPS in the Reception Hall of the Presidential Palace

Address of the Holy Father

 

LAYING OF FLOWERS AND CEREMONY at the Monument to Freedom

 
 

ECUMENICAL MEETING in the Rigas Doms

Address of the Holy Father

 

VISIT TO THE CATHOLIC SAINT JAMES’ CATHEDRAL

Greeting of the Holy Father

 

Lunch with the bishops in the Archdiocesan House of the Holy Family

 
 

Transfer by helicopter from Riga Harbour helipad to the Shrine of the Mother of God, Aglona

 
 

HOLY MASS in the area of the Shrine of the Mother of God, Aglona

Homily of the Holy Father

 

FAREWELL CEREMONY in the Aglona heliport

 
 

Transfer by helicopter to Vilnius International Airport

 
     
     

Tuesday 25 September 2018

VILNIUS-TALLINN-ROMA

 
 

FAREWELL CEREMONY in Vilnius International Airport

 

08:30

Departure by air from Vilnius International Airport for Tallinn

 

09:50

Arrival at Tallinn International Airport

 
 

OFFICIAL WELCOME

 
 

WELCOME CEREMONY in the square in front of the Presidential Palace

 
 

COURTESY VISIT TO THE PRESIDENT in the Presidential Palace

 
 

MEETING with the CIVIL AUTHORITIES, CIVIL SOCIETY and the DIPLOMATIC CORPS in the Rose Garden of the Presidential Palace

Address of the Holy Father

 

ECUMENICAL MEETING with YOUNG PEOPLE in the Lutheran Saint Charles’ Church

Address of the Holy Father

 

Lunch with the papal entourage in the Convent of the Brigidine Sisters in Pirita

 
 

MEETING with those assisted by the CHARITABLE WORKS OF THE CHURCH in the Cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul

Greeting of the Holy Father

 

HOLY MASS in Freedom Square

Homily of the Holy Father

 

FAREWELL CEREMONY in Tallin International Airport

 

18:45

Departure by air from Tallinn International Airport for Rome

 

21:20

Arrival at Rome - Ciampino International Airport