Saturday, November 19, 2011

7:30
Mass in private in the Chapel of the Apostolic Nunciature of Cotonou

9:00
Meeting with Government members, representatives of the Institutions of the Republic, Diplomatic Corps and representatives of the major religions gathered in the Presidential Palace of Cotonou. Address of the Holy Father.

9:50
Courtesy visit to the President of the Republic at the Presidential Palace of Cotonou   .

Ouidah

11:15
Visit to the tomb of Card. Bernardin Gantin at the Chapel of St. Gall Seminary.
Meeting with priests, seminarians, men and women religious and lay faithful gathered in the Courtyard of St Gall Seminary. Address of the Holy Father.

12:15
Visit at the Basilica of the Immaculate Conception of Mary of Ouidah and signing of the Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation. Address of the Holy Father.

Cotonou

17:00
Visit at "Peace and Joy" Foyer of the Missionaries of Charity at St. Rita Parish.
Meeting with children at St. Rita Parish. Address of the Holy Father.

18:45
Meeting with the Bishops of Benin at the Apostolic Nunciature of Cotonou. Address of the Holy Father.

19:30
Dinner with the Bishops of Benin and members of the Papal Entourage at the Apostolic Nunciature of Cotonou.

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