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Thursday, July 17


  • 7:30 a.m. Private Holy Mass in the Chapel  of St. Mary’s Cathedral House in Sydney  
  • 9:00 a.m. Welcome ceremony at Government  House of Sydney Address of the Holy Father
  • 9:30 a.m. Transfer by car from Government  House to "Mary MacKillop Memorial" in Sydney  
  • 9:45 a.m. Prayer visit to "Mary  MacKillop Memorial Chapel" in Sydney  
  • 10:00 a.m. Transfer by car from "Mary  MacKillop Memorial" to Admiralty House in Sydney  
  • 10:05 a.m. Courtesy visit to the Governor  General in Admiralty House in Sydney  - Meeting with the Prime Minister in  Admiralty House in Sydney  
  • 11:05 a.m. Transfer by car from Admiralty  House to St. Mary’s Cathedral House in Sydney
  • 11:30 a.m. Arrival at St. Mary’s Cathedral  House in Sydney  
  • 2:20 p.m. Transfer by car from St. Mary’s  Cathedral House to Rose Bay Pier of Sydney - Short welcome with dances and  traditional songs by Australian Indigenous People at Rose Bay Pier of  Sydney   
  • 2:45 p.m. The Holy Father boards the cruise  ship Sydney 2000 for a trip to the pier at Barangaroo, East Darling Harbour of  Sydney  
  • 3:30 p.m. Arrival at Barangaroo, East  Darling Harbour of Sydney - Welcoming celebration by the young people at  Barangaroo, East Darling Harbour of Sydney Address of the Holy Father
  • 4:45 p.m. Transfer by panoramic car from  Barangaroo, East Darling  Harbour to St. Mary’s Cathedral House  in Sydney

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Half a million people fill Sydney to greet Pope Benedict XVI
Sydney, Australia, Jul 17, 2008 / 07:00 am (CNA) .- In the midst of jubilant crowds, the Papal “Boat-a-cade” arrived at Barangaroo this afternoon, after sailing around Sydney Harbour, where the Pope waved to tens of thousands people who had lined the foreshore to catch a glimpse of the Pontiff.

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