Vatican City, Apr 10, 2010 / 10:33 am
The Holy See has released the details of Pope Benedict XVI's Apostolic Journey to Cyprus for June. During Benedict XVI's official visit to the Mediterranean island, he will present the working document for the upcoming Special Synod for the Middle East.
The Holy Father's visit to the eastern Mediterranean island from June 4-6 will mark his third international visit of the year, following Apostolic Journeys to Malta next week and Portugal in May. He will also make a day trip to the north of Italy to venerate the Shroud of Turin on May 2.
Pope Benedict will arrive from Rome at the International Airport of Paphos just after lunch on Friday, June 4, from where he will make his way to the Agia Kiriaki Chrysopolitissa Church of Paphos for an ecumenical celebration.
Saturday morning's schedule includes a number of visits with different groups in the capital city of Nicosia, including the president and other civil and diplomatic figures, members of the Catholic community of Cyprus and the Orthodox Archbishop of Cyprus S.B. Chrysostomos II.