We use our own and third party cookies to improve your user experience; by continuing to browse, we understand that you accept their use. You can get more information on our cookies policy.

Rome Reports

You are using an outdated browser

In order to deliver the greatest experience to our visitors we use cutting edge web development techniques that require a modern browser. To view this page please use Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox or Internet Explorer 11 or greater


Full agenda of the Pope's trip to Georgia and Azerbaijan

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. ;