Thursday, September 24, 2009

Papal Itinerary in Czech Republic

Benedict XVI in Prague:

Pope's Itinerary

Sept. 26
(Rome, Prague)

11:30 a.m. Arrival at Ruzyně Airport, welcoming ceremony

12:30 p.m. Visit to venerate the Infant of Prague at the Church of Our Lady of Victory in Prague 4:30 p.m. Courtesy visit with the president at the presidential palace in Prague

5 p.m. Meeting with political and government leaders and diplomats at the presidential palace

6 p.m. Vespers service with priests, religious groups, seminarians and members of lay movements at St. Vitus Cathedral

Sept. 27
(Prague, Brno, Prague)

8:45 a.m. Departure by plane from Ruzyně Airport for Brno

9:20 a.m. Arrival at Brno Tuřany Airport

10 a.m. Celebration of Mass at the airport. Homily, Angelus prayer

12:45 p.m. Departure by plane from Brno Tuřany Airport for Prague

1:20 p.m. Arrival at Ruzyné Airport

5:15 p.m. Meeting with ecumenical representatives at the archbishop's residence in Prague

6 p.m. Meeting with academic scholars at Prague Castle

Sept. 28
(Prague, Stará Boleslav, Prague, Rome)

8:50 a.m. Visit to the church of St. Wenceslas at Stará Boleslav

9:45 a.m. Outdoor Mass celebrated on the feast of St. Wenceslas, patron saint of the Czech Republic; homily, message to young people

1:15 p.m. Lunch with bishops of the Czech Republic at the archbishop's residence in Prague

4:45 p.m. Farewell ceremony at the Apostolic Nunciature in Prague

5:15 p.m. Farewell ceremony at Ruzyné Airport

5:45 p.m. Departure from Ruzyné Airport for Rome

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