04 February 2016, The Tablet

Pope Francis official itinerary for trip to Mexico: 12-17 February 2016

The Vatican has released an official itinerary of Pope Francis' trip to Mexico from Friday 12 February to Wednesday 17 February 2016.


Friday 12 February 2016

12:30 Departure from Rome’s Fiumicino Airport for Mexico City

19:30 Arrival at “Benito Juárez” International Airport in Mexico City

            Official Reception


Saturday 13 February 2016

09:30     Welcoming ceremony at the National Palace            

            Courtesy Visit to the President of the Republic

10:15     Meeting with Civil Authorities and Diplomatic Corps (Discourse by the Holy Father)

11:30     Meeting with the Bishops of Mexico in the Cathedral (Discourse by the Holy Father)

17:00     Holy Mass in the Basilica of Guadalupe (Homily by the Holy Father)


Sunday 14 February 2016

09:20 Transfer by helicopter to Ecatepec

10:30 Holy Mass in the area of the Study Centre of Ecatepec (Homily/Angelus by the Holy Father)

12:50 Transfer by helicopter to Mexico City   

13:10 Arrival in Mexico City    

16:30     Visit to the Pediatric Hospital “Federico Gómez”  (Greetings by the Holy Father)

18:00     Meeting with the World of Culture in the National Auditorium (Discourse by the Holy Father)


Monday 15 February 2016

07:30 Departure by plane for Tuxtla Gutiérrez             

09:15 Transfer by helicopter to San Cristóbal de Las Casas      

10:15     Holy Mass with the indigenous community of Chiapas at the Municipal Sports (Homily by the Holy Father)

13:00 Lunch with indigenous representatives and the Papal entourage

15:00 Visit to the Cathedral of San Cristòbal de las Casas    

15:35 Transfer by helicopter to Tuxtla Gutiérrez         

16:15     Meeting with Families in “Víctor Manuel Reyna” Stadium at Tuxtla Gutiérrez (Discourse by the Holy Father)

18:10 Departure by plane for Mexico City      

20:00 Arrival at the airport in Mexico City       


Tuesday 16 February 2016

07:50 Departure by airplane for Morelia         

10:00     Holy Mass with priests, religious, consecrated persons, and seminarians (Homily by the Holy Father)

15:15     Visit to the Cathedral

16:30     Meeting with Young People at “José María Morelos y Pavón” Stadium (Discourse by the Holy Father)

18:55 Departure by plane for Mexico City

20:00 Arrival in Mexico City    


Wednesday 17 February 2016

08:35 Departure by plane for Ciudad Juárez  

10:00 Arrival at “Abraham González” International Airport in Ciudad Juárez  

10:30 Visit to a prison (CeReSo n.3) (Discourse by the Holy Father)

12:00     Meeting with the World of Work at the Colegio de Bachilleres dello Stato of Chihuahua (Discourse by the Holy Father)

16:00     Holy Mass at the fairgrounds of Ciudad Juárez  (Homily + greeting by the Holy Father)

19:00     Departure Ceremony at Ciudad Juárez International Airport               

19:15 Departure by plane for Rome (Ciampino Airport)


Thursday 18 February 2016

14:45 Arrival at Rome’s Ciampino Airport         



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