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

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 30th 9:00 a.m. Departure from Rome Fiumicino Airport to Georgia. 3:00 p.m. Arrival at Tbilisi International Airport. Welcome ceremony. 3:30 p.m. Courtesy visit with the president of the Republic in the presidential palace. 4:00 p.m. Encounter with the civil authorities and diplomatic corps in the courtyard. 4:40 p.m. The Holy Father will meet with His Holiness and Beatitude Ilia II, Catholicos and Patriarch of all Georgia, in the Palace of the Patriarchate. 18:00 p.m. The day will conclude with a meeting with the Assyrian-Chaldean community in the Chaldean Catholic Church of St. Simon the Tanner. SATURDAY, OCTOBER 1st 10:00 a.m. Holy Mass in the M. Meskhi stadium. 3:45 p.m. Meeting with priests and religious men and women in the Church of the Assumption of the Virgin. 5:00 p.m. Meeting with the Church's charity workers and those they assist outside the Camillian aid center. 6.15 p.m. Visit to the Svietyskhoveli Patriarchal Cathedral of Mskheta. SUNDAY, OCTOBER 2nd 7:55 a.m. Farewell ceremony at Tbilisi International Airport. 8:10 a.m. Flight to Baku. 9:30 a.m. Arrival at Heydar Aliyev International Airport. Welcome ceremony. 10:30 a.m. Holy Mass in the Salesian center in Baku. 12:45 p.m. Lunch with the Salesian community. 3:30 p.m. Welcome ceremony in the presidential palace of Genclik, and courtesy visit to the president of the Republic. 4:30 p.m. Visit to "Martyr's Lane�. 5:00 p.m. Meeting with the authorities in the Heydar Aliyev Center. 5:45 p.m. Private meeting with the Sheikh of the Muslims of the Caucasus in the Heydar Aliyev Mosque. 6:00 p.m. Private meeting with other religious leaders of the country. 7:00 p.m. Farewell ceremony at Baku Airport. 7:15 p.m. Departure to Ciampino Airport. 10:00 p.m. Arrival to Ciampino Airport, Rome.