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2016-07-12

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 30

9:00 a.m. Departure from Rome Fiumicino Airport to Georgia.

3:00 p.m.  Arrival at Tbilisi International Airport. Welcome ceremony.

- Courtesy visit with the president of the Republic in the presidential palace.

- Encounter with the civil authorities and diplomatic corps in the courtyard. 

- The Holy Father will meet with His Holiness and Beatitude Ilia II, Catholicos and Patriarch of all Georgia, in the Palace of the Patriarchate. 

 - The day will conclude with a meeting with the Assyrian-Chaldean community in the Chaldean Catholic Church of St. Simon the Tanner.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 1

- Holy Mass in the M. Meskhi stadium, followed by a meeting with priests and  religious men and women in the Church of the Assumption of the Virgin. 

- Meeting with the Church's charity workers and those they assist outside the Camillian aid center, followed by a visit to the Svietyskhoveli Patriarchal Cathedral of Mskheta.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 2

- Farewell ceremony at the airport in Tbilisi International Airport.

9:30 a.m. Arrival at Heydar Aliyev International Airport. Welcome ceremony.

- Holy Mass in the Salesian center in Baku. 

- Lunch with the Salesian community.

- Later, he will attend the welcome ceremony in the presidential palace of Genclik, and pay a courtesy visit to the president of the Republic.

- Meeting with the authorities in the Heydar Aliyev Center.
 
- Private meeting with the Sheikh of the Muslims of the Caucasus in the Heydar Aliyev Mosque.

- Private meeting with the Orthodox bishop of Baku and the president of the Jewish community.
- 7.15 p.m. After the farewell ceremony, the Pope will depart  for Rome's Ciampino Airport, where he is expected to arrive at 10 p.m.