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Complete program of pope's trip to Fatima on May 12-13

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.