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Pope's Itinerary for Columbia

Today, the Holy See Press Centre released the details of the planned itinerary for Pope Francis' trip to Columbia which is scheduled to take place from September 6 to 11, 2017.


Itinerary for the Apostolic Voyage of His Holiness, Pope Francis
to Columbia

Wednesday 6 September 2017
ROME-BOGOTÁ

11:00  Departure by air from Rome's Fiumicino airport for Bogotá

16:30  Arrival in the military area (CATAM) of the Bogotá airport
Welcome ceremony

Thursday 7 September 2017
BOGOTÁ

09:00  Encounter with the Authorities  in Plaza de Armas de la Casa de Nariño

09:30  Courtesy visit to the President in the Protocol Hall of the Casa de Nariño

10:20  Visit to the Cathedral

10:50  Blessing of the Faithful from the balcony of the Cardinal’s Palace

11:00  Meeting with Bishops in the Hall of the Cardinal’s Palace

15:00  Meeting with the Directive Committee of CELAM in the Apostolic Nunciature

16:30  Holy Mass in the Simon Bolivar Park

Friday 8 September 2017
BOGOTÁ-VILLAVICENCIO-BOGOTÁ

07:50  Departure from the military area (CATAM) of Bogotá airport for Villavicencio

08:30  Arrival at the Apiay Air Base in Villavicencio

09:30  Holy Mass in the CATAM area

15:40 Great Prayer Meeting for national reconciliation in the Parque Las Malocas

17:20  Pause at the Cross of the Reconciliation in the Parque de los Fundadores

18:00  Departure by air for Bogotá

18:45  Arrival in the military area (CATAM) of Bogotá airport.

Saturday 9 September 2017
BOGOTÁ-MEDELLIN-BOGOTÁ

08:20  Departure by air from the military area (CATAM) of Bogotá airport for Rionegro

09:10  Arrival at the Rionegro air base

09:15  Helicopter transfer to Medellin airport

10:15  Holy Mass at the Enrique Olaya Herrera airport of Medellin

15:00  Meeting in the Hogar San José (Saint John's Home)

16:00  Encounter with Priests, Religious Men and Women, Consecrated Persons, Seminarians and their families in the La Macarena indoor stadium

Helicopter transfer to the Rionegro air base

17:30  Departure by air for Bogotá

18:25  Arrival in the military area (CATAM) of Bogotá airport

Sunday 10 September 2017
BOGOTÁ-CARTAGENA-ROME

08:30 Departure by air for Cartagena

10:00  Arrival at Cartagena airport

10:30  Blessing of the cornerstone of the houses for the homeless and the work of talitha cum in Saint Francis of Assisi Square

12:00  Angelus in front of the Church of Saint Peter Claver

12:15  Visit to the shrine house of Saint Peter Claver

15:45  Helicopter transfer from the naval base to the port area of Contecar

16:30  Holy Mass in the port area of Contecar

18:30  Helicopter transfer to Cartagena airport

18:45  Farewell Ceremony

19:00  Departure by air for Rome Ciampino airport

Monday 11 September 2017
ROME

12:40  Arrival at Rome Ciampino airport
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