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Official schedule of Pope's upcoming visit to Africa

2015-10-19

Pope Francis will make his first Apostolic Voyage to Africa at the end of November. He will visit three countries, including one of the most marginalized in the world. The whirlwind tour will begin in Kenya and end in the Central African Republic.

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

07:45     Departure from Rome Fiumicino to Nairobi, Kenya

17:00     Arrival at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi

Welcome ceremony at the State House

18:00     Courtesy visit to the President of the Republic at the State House in Nairobi

18:30     Meeting with the civil authorities of Kenya and with the diplomatic corps
 
Thursday, November 26, 2015

08:15     Interreligious and Ecumenical Meeting in the Salon of the Apostolic Nunciature in Nairobi

10:00     Holy Mass on the Campus of the University of Nairobi

15:45     Meeting with clergy, religious men and women, and seminarians, at the athletic field of St Mary’s School

17:30     Visit to the United Nations Office in Nairobi (U.N.O.N.)
 
Friday, November 27, 2015

08:30     Visit to the poor neighbourhood of Kangemi in Nairobi

10:00     Meeting with young people in Kasarani Stadium

11:15     Meeting with the Bishops of Kenya in the VIP room of the Stadium

15:10     Farewell ceremony at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi

15:15     Departure by air from Nairobi for Entebbe

16:50     Arrival at Entebbe International Airport in Uganda
 
Saturday, November 28, 2015

08:30     Visit to the Anglican Sanctuary of the Martyrs at Namugongo

09:00     Visit to the Catholic Sanctuary of the Martyrs at Namugongo

09:30     Holy Mass for the Martyrs of Uganda in the area of the Catholic Sanctuary

15:15     Meeting with youth at Kololo Air Strip in Kampala

17:00     Visit to the House of Charity of Nalukolongo

18:00     Meeting with the Bishops of Uganda in the Residence of the Archbishop

19:00     Meeting with priests, religious men and women, and seminarians in the Cathedral
 
Sunday, November 29, 2015

09:00     Farewell ceremony at the Airport of Entebbe

09:15     Departure by air from Entebbe for Bangui in the Central African Republic

10:00     Arrival at M’Poko International Airport of Bangui

Welcome ceremony

11:00     Courtesy visit to the president of the state of transition in the Presidential Palace "de la Renaissance”

11:30     Meeting with civic leaders and with the diplomatic corps

12:15     Visit to a refugee camp

13:00     Meeting with the Bishops of the Central African Republic

16:00     Meeting with the Evangelical Community at the headquarters of FATEB (the Faculty of Evangelical Theology of Bangui)

17:00     Holy Mass with priests, religious men and women, catechists, and young people at the Cathedral of Bangui

19:00     Confessions of some young people; and the beginning of the Vigil of Prayer in front of the Cathedral
 
Monday, November 30, 2015

08:15     Meeting with the Muslim community in the central Mosque of Koudoukou in Bangui

09:30     Holy Mass in the Stadium at the Barthélémy Boganda Sports Complex

12:15     Departure ceremony at M’Poko International Airport of Bangui

12:30     Departure by air for Rome

18:45     Arrival at Rome/Ciampino Airport

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