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Pope's schedule in Lebanon released by the Vatican


Vatican's Spokesperson
"That very evening, the Pope will give the Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation, followed by a speech in the Harissa Basilica.”

On Saturday 15th, the Pope will meet with the country's president, Michel Suleiman, and soon after, he will have a meeting with Muslim leaders at the Presidential Palace. In the afternoon he will meet with youths from Lebanon.

On Sunday 16th, Benedict XVI will celebrate a multitudinary Mass where he will officially deliver the signed text of the Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation. That afternoon the Pope will lead a Ecumenical gathering. 

Then he will go back to Beirut's airport, and head back to Rome at about 7 o clock.