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Saturday, November 15, 2014 - 6.20 GMT
Itinerary of Pope’s visit released

 

The Vatican on Friday released the itinerary for the pope's trip to Sri Lanka, where he will canonize Sri Lanka's first saint, the Rev. Joseph Vaz, a 17th-century missionary credited with reviving the Catholic faith in the country.

The Pope is scheduled to visit the island from January 12-15, 2015.


APOSTOLIC JOURNEY of HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCIS TO SRI LANKA 12-15 JANUARY 2015


SCHEDULE


Monday, January 12, 2015

19:00 - Departure from the Airport of Rome/Fiumicino to Colombo


Tuesday, January 13, 2015

09:00 - Arrival at the Colombo International Airport, Katunayake


WELCOME CEREMONY


13:15 - Meeting with the Bishops of Sri Lanka at the Archbishop’s House, Colombo - 08
17:00 –Courtesy visit to the President of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka at the President’s House.
18:15 – Inter-religious meeting in the Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall (BMICH) Colombo

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

08:30 - Celebration of Holy Eucharist and Canonization of Blessed Joseph Vaz in Galle Face Green, Colombo
14:00 - Departure to Madhu Shrine
15:30 –Marian Prayer the Shrine of our Lady of Rosary of Madhu
16:45 - Departure to Colombo

Thursday, January 15, 2015

08:15 - Visit to the Chapel of the “Benedict XVI Cultural Institute” at Bolawalana
08:45 - Farewell ceremony at the Colombo International Airport, Katunayake
09:00 - Departure from Colombo to Manila

 





 

 
 
   
   
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