Papal Itinerary

April 14, 2008

Tuesday, April 15 (Rome, Washington, D.C.)

• Noon. (6 a.m. ET) Departure from Rome’s Leonardo da Vinci Airport for Washington.

• 4 p.m. Arrival at Andrews Air Force Base.

• 4:14 p.m. Transfer by car to the apostolic nunciature in Washington.

Wednesday, April 16 (Washington, D.C.)

• Morning Mass in private in the chapel of the nunciature.

• 10:10 a.m. Transfer by car to the White House.

• 10:30 a.m. Welcoming ceremony on the South Lawn of the White House. Speech by pope, followed by a courtesy visit with the president in the Oval Office.

• Noon. Transfer by popemobile to the nunciature.

• 1 p.m. Lunch with the U.S. cardinals, officers of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops and the papal entourage at the nunciature.

• 4:45 p.m. Greeting representatives of Catholic charitable foundations at the nunciature.

• 5 p.m. Transfer by car and then by popemobile to the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception.

• 5:45 p.m. Celebration of vespers and meeting with the bishops of the United States in the basilica. Speech by pope.

• 7:30 p.m. Transfer by car to the nunciature.

Thursday, April 17 (Washington, D.C.)

• 9 a.m. Transfer by car from the nunciature to Nationals Park.

• 10 a.m. Mass in Nationals Park. Homily by pope.

• 12:15 p.m. Transfer by car to the nunciature.

• 4:40 p.m. Transfer by car to The Catholic University of America.

• 5 p.m. Meeting with representatives of Catholic universities at The Catholic University of America. Speech by pope.

• 6:15 p.m. Transfer by popemobile to the Pope John Paul II Cultural Center.

• 6:30 p.m. Meeting with representatives of other religions in the rotunda of the Pope John Paul II Cultural Center.

• 7:30 p.m. Transfer by car to the nunciature.

Friday, April 18 (Washington, D.C., New York)

• Morning Mass in private in the chapel of the nunciature.

• 7:50 a.m. Farewell to those at the nunciature.

• 8 a.m. Transfer by car to Andrews Air Force Base.

• 8:45 a.m. Departure by air to New York.

• 9:45 a.m. Arrival at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport.

• 10 a.m. Transfer by helicopter to Manhattan.

• 10:30 a.m. Arrival at the Wall Street heliport and transfer by car to the United Nations headquarters.

• 10:45 a.m. Visit to the United Nations. Speech by the pope to the U.N. General Assembly followed by greetings to the staff and personnel.

• 1:45 p.m. Transfer by car to the residence of the Vatican’s permanent observer to the United Nations.

• 5:45 p.m. Transfer by car to St. Joseph’s Church in New York.

• 6 p.m. Ecumenical meeting in St. Joseph’s Church. Speech by pope.

• 7:15 p.m. Transfer by car to the permanent observer’s residence.

• 7:30 p.m. Dinner with the U.S. cardinals, the officers of the U.S. bishops’ conference and members of the papal entourage.

Saturday, April 19 (New York)

• 8:45 a.m. Transfer by car to St. Patrick’s Cathedral.

• 9:15 a.m. Mass with priests, men and women religious in St. Patrick’s Cathedral. Homily by pope.

• 11:30 a.m. Transfer on foot to the residence of the archbishop of New York.

• Noon. Lunch with Cardinal Edward M. Egan of New York, the auxiliary bishops of the archdiocese and the papal entourage.

• 1:15 p.m. Transfer by popemobile to the residence of the permanent observer.

• 4 p.m. Transfer by car to St. Joseph Seminary in Yonkers.

• 4:30 p.m. Meeting with young people and with seminarians at St. Joseph Seminary. Speech by pope.

• 6:30 p.m. Transfer by car to the permanent observer’s residence.

Sunday, April 20 (New York, Rome)

• 9:10 a.m. Transfer by car to Ground Zero.

• 9:30 a.m. Visit to Ground Zero. Prayer by pope.

• 10 a.m. Transfer by car to the permanent observer’s residence.

• 1:50 p.m. Transfer by car to Yankee Stadium.

• 2:30 p.m. Mass in Yankee Stadium. Homily by pope.

• 4:45 p.m. Transfer by car to the permanent observer’s residence.

• 7 p.m. Transfer by car to the Wall Street heliport.

• 7:20 p.m. Arrival at the Wall Street heliport.

• 7:30 p.m. Transfer by helicopter to John F. Kennedy International Airport.

• 8 p.m. Arrival at airport for farewell ceremony. Speech by pope.

• 8:30 p.m. Departure for Rome.

Monday, April 21 (Rome)

•10:45 a.m. (4:45 a.m. ET) Arrival at Rome’s Ciampino airport.

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