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Pope sends condolences for victims of Turkish cargo jet crash

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Pope Francis to meet with Palestinian president on Saturday

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Vatican releases Pope's travel dates for visit to Mexico

2015-12-12

Friday, 12 February 2016

7:45        Departure from Rome's Fiumicino airport for Havana (Cuba) 
14:00Arrival at "José Martí” International Airport of Havana 
14:15Private meeting with H.H. Kirill, Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia 
16:30Signing of the Joint Declaration 
17:10Farewell between His Holiness Kirill and the Holy Father 
17:30Departure from the International Airport of Havana for Mexico City 
19:30Arrival at the "Benito Juárez” International Airport of Mexico City. Official welcome
 
Saturday 13 February 2016
09:30     WELCOMING CEREMONY at the National Palace            
                COURTESY VISIT TO THE PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC 
10:15     MEETING with CIVIL AUTHORITIES AND DIPLOMATIC CORPS (Discourse by the Holy Father)
11:30     MEETING with the BISHOPS of MEXICO in the Cathedral (Discourse by the Holy Father)
17:00     HOLY MASS in the Basilica of Guadalupe (Homily by the Holy Father)
 
Sunday 14 February 2016
09:20     Transfer by helicopter to Ecatepec        
10:30     Holy Mass in the area of the Study Centre of Ecatepec (Homily/Angelus by the Holy Father)
12:50     Transfer by helicopter to Mexico City   
13:10     Arrival in Mexico City    
16:30     VISIT TO THE PEDIATRIC HOSPITAL "Federico Gómez”  (Greetings by the Holy Father)
18:00     MEETING WITH THE WORLD OF CULTURE in the National Auditorium (Discourse by the Holy Father)
                              
Monday 15 February 2016
07:30     Departure by plane for Tuxtla Gutiérrez             
09:15     Transfer by helicopter to San Cristóbal de Las Casas      
10:15     HOLY MASS with the indigenous  community of Chiapas at the Municipal Sports (Homily by the Holy Father)
13:00     Lunch with indigenous representatives and the Papal entourage
15:00     VISIT TO THE CATHEDRAL OF SAN CRISTÓBAL DE LAS CASAS     
15:35     Transfer by helicopter to Tuxtla Gutiérrez         
16:15     MEETING with FAMILIES in "Víctor Manuel Reyna” Stadium at Tuxtla Gutiérrez  (Discourse by the Holy Father)
18:10     Departure by plane for Mexico City      
20:00     Arrival at the airport in Mexico City       
                              
Tuesday 16 February 2016
07:50     Departure by airplane for Morelia         
10:00     HOLY MASS with priests, religious, consecrated persons, and seminarians (Homily by the Holy Father)
15:15     VISIT TO THE CATHEDRAL
16:30     MEETING WITH YOUNG PEOPLE at "José María Morelos y Pavón” Stadium (Discourse by the Holy Father)
18:55     Departure by plane for Mexico City
20:00     Arrival in Mexico City    
                              
Wednesday 17 February 2016
08:35     Departure by plane for Ciudad Juárez  
10:00     Arrival at "Abraham González” International Airport in Ciudad Juárez  
10:30     Visit to a prison (CeReSo n.3)    (Discourse by the Holy Father)
12:00     MEETING with the WORLD of WORK at con il MONDO del LAVORO at the Colegio de Bachilleres dello Stato of Chihuahua (Discourse by the Holy Father)
16:00     HOLY MASS at the fairgrounds of Ciudad Juárez  (Homily + greeting by the Holy Father)
19:00     DEPARTURE CEREMONY at Ciudad Juárez International Airport               
19:15     Departure by plane for Rome (Ciampino Airport)
 
Thursday 18 February 2016
14:45     Arrival at Rome’s Ciampino Airport