Pope Francis disembarks from his plane in Quito, Ecuador, after flying to Guayaquil to celebrate Mass July 6. The pope imade an eight-day trip to Ecuador, Bolivia and Paraguay earlier this summer. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

The Pope’s Itinerary in Cuba and United States

APOSTOLIC JOURNEY OF HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCIS
TO CUBA, THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
AND VISIT TO THE UNITED NATIONS ORGANIZATION HEADQUARTERS
on the occasion of his participation at the Eighth World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia

(19-28 SEPTEMBER 2015)

Saturday, 19 September 2015

10:15 a.m. Departure from Rome’s Fiumicino airport for Havana
4 p.m. Arrival at “José Martí” International Airport of Havana
4:05 p.m. Welcoming ceremony at the International Airport of Havana

Sunday, 20 September 2015

9:00 a.m. Holy Mass at Plaza de la Revolución in Havana
Angelus
4 p.m. Courtesy Visit to the President of the Council of State and of the Council of Ministers of the Republic at Palacio de la Revolución in Havana
5:15 p.m. Celebrations of Vespers with Priests, Men and Women Religious and Seminarians at the Cathedral of Havana
6:30 p.m. Greeting to the young people of the “Centro Cultural Padre Félix Varela” in Havana

Monday, 21 September 2015

8:00 a.m. Departure by plane from Havana for Holguín
9:20 a.m. Arrival at “Frank Pais” International Airport of Holguín
10:30 a.m. Holy Mass at Plaza de la Revolución in Holguín
3:45 p.m. Blessing of the city from Loma de la Cruz in Holguín 
4:40 p.m. Departure by plane for Santiago
5:30 p.m. Arrival at “Antonio Maceo” International Airport of Santiago
7:00 p.m. Meeting with the Bishops at St Basil The Great Seminary in Santiago
7:45 p.m. Prayer to the Virgen de la Caridad with the Bishops and the Papal Entourage at the Minor Basilica of the Shrine “Virgen de la Caridad del Cobre” in Santiago

Tuesday, 22 September 2015

8:00 a.m.  Holy Mass at the Minor Basilica of the Shrine “Virgen de la Caridad del Cobre” in Santiago
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11:00 a.m. Meeting with families at Our Lady of the Assumption Cathedral in Santiago
Blessing of the city from the square in front of the Cathedral of Santiago
12:15 p.m. Farewell ceremony at the Airport
12:30 p.m. Departure by plane from the Airport of Santiago for Washington, D.C.
4 p.m. Arrival at the Andrews Air Force Base in Washington, D.C.
Official welcoming ceremony at the Andrews Air Force Base in Washington, D.C.

Wednesday, 23 September 2015

9:15 a.m. Welcoming ceremony at the South Lawn of the White House
Courtesy Visit to the President of the United States of America
11:30 a.m. Meeting with the Bishops of the United States of America at St Matthew’s Cathedral in Washington, D.C.
4:15 p.m. Holy Mass and Canonization of Blessed Fr. Junipero Serra at the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C.

Thursday, 24 September 2015

9:20 a.m. Visit to the Congress of the United States of America
11:15 a.m. Visit to the Charitable Center of St. Patrick Parish and meeting with the homeless in Washington, D.C.
4 p.m. Departure by plane for New York
5:00 p.m. Arrival at JFK Airport in New York
6:45 p.m. Vespers with the Clergy, Men and Women Religious at St Patrick’s Cathedral in New York

Friday, 25 September 2015

8:30 a.m. Visit to the Headquarters of the United Nations 
11:30 a.m. Interreligious encounter at the Ground Zero memorial in New York
4 p.m. Visit to “Our Lady, Queen of the Angels” School and meeting with children and families of migrants in New York (Harlem)
6 p.m. Holy Mass at the Madison Square Garden in New York

Saturday, 26 September 2015

8:40 a.m. Departure by plane for Philadelphia
9:30 a.m. Arrival at the International Airport of Philadelphia
10:30 a.m. Holy Mass with the Bishops, Clergy, Men and Women Religious of Pennsylvania gathered at the Cathedral of Sts Peter and Paul in Philadelphia
4:45 p.m. Meeting for Religious Freedom with the Hispanic community and other immigrants at the Independence Mall in Philadelphia
7:30 p.m. Festival of families and vigil of prayer at the B. Franklin Parkway in Philadelphia

Sunday, 27 September 2015

9:15 a.m. Meeting with bishops taking part in the World Meeting of Families gathered at St. Charles Borromeo Seminary in Philadelphia
11 a.m. Visit to detainees at Curran-Fromhold Correctional Facility in Philadelphia
4 p.m. Holy Mass concluding the World Meeting of Families at B. Franklin Parkway in Philadelphia
7 p.m. Greeting to the organizing committee, volunteers and benefactors at the International Airport of Philadelphia
7:45 p.m. Farewell ceremony 
8 p.m. Departure by plane from Philadelphia for Rome/Ciampino

Monday, 28 September 2015

10 a.m. Arrival at Ciampino Airport in Rome

 

All times listed are in Eastern time.