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Day 2: Washington, DC


Wednesday, April 16

 

Morning Mass in private in the chapel of the Apostolic Nunciature
10:10 A. M.
Transfer by car to the White House
10:30 A. M.
Welcoming ceremony on the South Lawn of the White House. Speech by Pope Benedict XVI followed by a courtesy visit with U. S. President George W. Bush in the Oval Office of the White House.
12:00 P. M.
Transfer by popemobile to the Apostolic Nunciature
1:00 P. M.
Lunch with United States cardinals, officers of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops and the papal entourage at the Apostolic Nunciature
4:45 P. M.
Greeting representatives of Catholic charitable foundations at the Apostolic Nunciature
5:00 P. M.
Transfer by car and then by popemobile to the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception on the campus of The Catholic University of America
5:45 P. M.
Celebration of vespers and a meeting with the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. Speech by Pope Benedict XVI.
7:30 P. M.
Transfer by car to the Apostolic Nunciature

 

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