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Friday, 12 September 2008

ITALY

Fiumicino (Rome)

  • 9.00 Departure by plane from the Leonardo da Vinci International Airport for the Airport of Orly (Paris)

FRANCE

Paris

  • 11.10 Arrival at the Airport of Orly.
  • 11.15 Official welcome at the Airport of Orly
  • 12.25 Welcoming ceremony at the Elysée Palace
  • 12.30 Courtesy visit to the President of the Republic at the Elysée Palace
  • 13.00 Meeting with authorities of State at the Elysée Palace. Address of the Holy Father
  • 17.00 Short meeting with representatives of the Jewish Community at the Apostolic Nunciature of Paris
  • 17.30 Meeting with representatives from the world of culture at the Collège des Bernardins. Address of the Holy Father
  • 19.15 Celebration of Vespers with priests, religious, seminarians and deacons in the Cathedral of Notre-Dame. Address of the Holy Father
  • 20.30 Greeting to young people gathered in the square in front of the Cathedral of Notre-Dame. Greeting of the Holy Father

Saturday, 13 September2008

  • 9.10 Short visit to the Institut de France
  • 10.00 Eucharistic Celebration on the Esplanade des Invalides. Homily of the Holy Father
  • 12.30 Luncheon with the Bishops of Île de France and the Papal Entourage in the Apostolic Nunciature of Paris
  • 15.50 Farewell from the Apostolic Nunciature of Paris
  • 16.30 Departure by plane from the Airport of Orly for the Airport of Tarbes-Lourdes
Lourdes
  • 17.45 Arrival at the Airport of Tarbes-Lourdes Pyrénées
  • 18.00 Departure by helicopter from the Airport of Tarbes-Lourdes Pyrénées for the Antoine Béguère Stadium of Lourdes
  • 18.20 Arrival at the Antoine Béguère Stadium in Lourdes
  • 18.30 Jubilee Way: Visit to the Church of the Sacred Heart and visit to the Cachot at Lourdes
  • 19.15 Visit to the Grotto of the Apparitions at Lourdes
  • 21.30 Conclusion of the Marian procession "aux flambeaux" in the Rosary Square in the Complex of the Lourdes' Shrines

Sunday, 14 September 2008

  • 10.00 Holy Mass for the 150th anniversary of the Apparitions in the Prairie. Homily of the Holy Father
    Recitation of the Angelus Domini in the Prairie. Address of the Holy Father
  • 12.45 Luncheon with the Bishops of the Midi-Pyrénées region and with the Cardinals and Bishops of the Papal Entourage at St. Joseph's Hermitage
  • 17.15 Meeting with French Bishops in the Hemicycle of Saint Bernadette's Church. Address of the Holy Father
  • 18.30 Conclusion of the Eucharistic Procession in the Prairie of Lourdes.     Address of the Holy Father

Monday, 15 September 2008

  • Farewell from Saint Joseph's Hermitage     
  • 8.45 Visit to the Oratorie de l’hôpital     
  • 9.30 Holy Mass for the sick at the Basilica of Notre-Dame du Rosaire. Homily of the Holy Father
  • 12.10 Departure by helicopter from the Antoine Béguère Stadium of Lourdes for the Airport of Tarbes-Lourdes-Pyrénées     
  • 12.30 Arrival at the Airport of Tarbes-Lourdes-Pyrénées     
  • Farewell ceremony at the Airport of Tarbes-Lourdes-Pyrénées. Address of the Holy Father
  • 13.00 Departure by plane from the Airport of Tarbes-Lourdes-Pyrénées for the Airport of Ciampino (Rome)