Wednesday, May 13, 2009


  • 09:00 Welcoming ceremony in the square in front of the presidential palace, in Bethlehem
  • 10:00 Holy Mass in Manger Square, Bethlehem
  • 12:30 Luncheon with the Ordinaries of the Holy Land, the Franciscan community and the Papal Entourage at the Casa Nova monastery in Bethlehem
  • 15:30 Private visit to the Grotto of the Nativity in Bethlehem
  • 16:10 Visit to the Caritas Baby Hospital in Bethlehem
  • 16:45 Visit to the Aida Refugee Camp in Bethlehem
  • 18:00 Courtesy visit to the president of the Palestine National Authority in the presidential palace of Bethlehem
  • 18:40 Farewell ceremony in the courtyard of the Presidential Palace

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