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2017-03-20

The Vatican has published Pope Francis' program for his upcoming trip to Fatima.

FRIDAY, MAY 12

The pope's plane will fly to Portugal on Friday, May 12 at 2:00 p.m., from Rome Fiumicino airport.

4:20 p.m. - Arrival at Monte Real Air Base and welcome ceremony.

4:35 p.m. - Meeting with the President of the Republic at the Monte Real Air Base. 

4:55 p.m. - Visit to the air base chapel.

5:15 p.m. - Transfer by helicopter to the stadium of Fatima.

5:35 p.m. - Arrival at the stadium of Fatima and transfer in popemobile to the Shrine of Fatima.

6:15 p.m. - Pope prays in the Chapel of the Apparitions.

9:30 p.m. - Blessing of the torches in the Chapel of Apparitions and greeting by the pope.
The recitation of the Holy Rosary.

SATURDAY, MAY 13

09:10 a.m. - Meeting with the prime minister in the convent of Our Lady of Mount Carmel.

09:40 a.m.- Visit to the Basilica of Our Lady of the Rosary of Fatima.

10:00 a.m. - Mass in the Sanctuary. Pope greets sick people.

12:30 p.m. - Lunch with the Portuguese bishops in the convent of Our Lady of Mount Carmel.

2:45 p.m. - Farewell Ceremony at Monte Real Air Base.

3:00 p.m. - Departure from the Portugal to Rome.

7:05 p.m. - Arrival at Ciampino airport.