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Friday, May 8, 2009

Rome
- 09:30 Departure by plane from the International Airport Leonardo da Vinci at Fiumicino (Rome) to Queen Alia International Airport at Amman (Jordan).

Amman
- 14:30 Welcome Ceremony at the Queen Alia Airport in Amman.
- 15:30 Visit to the Center "Regina Pacis" in Amman.
- 17:40 Courtesy visit to their Majesties the King and Queen of Jordan at the Royal palace in Amman-Husseiny.

Saturday, May 9, 2009

- 07.15 Private Mass in the Chapel of the Apostolic Nunciature of Amman.

Mount Nebo
- 09.15 Visit of the Basilica of the Memorial of Moses on Mount Nebo.

Madaba
- 10:00 The Popemobile goes through the Christian quarter of the city.
- 10:30 Blessing of the foundation stone of the Latin Patriarcal University.

Amman
- 11:30 Visit to the Hashemite museum and the Al-Hussein Bin Talal Mosque in Amman.
- 12:00 Meeting with Muslim religious leaders, members of Diplomatic corps and Rectors of universities in Jordan outside the mosque al-Hussein bin Talal in Amman.
- 17.30 Celebration of Vespers with priests, religious, religious, seminarians and ecclesial movements in the Greek-Melkite Cathedral of Saint-Georges in Amman.

Sunday 10 May 2009

Amman
- 10:00 Mass presided by the Holy Father at the Amman International Stadium. Regina Cœli prayer.
- 12.45 Lunch with the Patriarchs, the Bishops and the Papal suite to the Latin Vicariate of Amman.

Bethany of Transjordan
- 17:30 Visit to the site of Baptism of Christ, at Bethany of Transjordan.
- 18:00 Blessing of the first stone of the Latin and Greek Melkite churches at Bethany of Transjordan.

Monday, 11 May 2009

Amman
- 07:30 Private Mass in the chapel of the Apostolic Nunciature in Amman.
- 10:00 Departure ceremony at the Queen Alia International Airport in Amman.
- 10:30 Departure from the Queen Alia International Airport Amman (Jordan) for Tel Aviv (Israel).

Tel Aviv
- 11:00 Welcoming ceremony at Ben Gurion airport in Tel Aviv.

Jerusalem
- 16:15 Courtesy visit to the President of the State of Israel at the presidential palace in Jerusalem.
- 17:45 Visit to the Yad Vashem memorial in Jerusalem.
- 18:45 Meeting with organizations involved in inter-religious dialogue at the auditorium of Notre Dame Center in Jerusalem.

Tuesday, 12 May 2009

Jerusalem
- 09:30 Visit to the Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem.
Courtesy visit to the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem.
- 10:00 Visit to the Western Wall in Jerusalem.
- 10:45 Courtesy visit to the two Chief Rabbis of Jerusalem at Hechal Shlomo Center in Jerusalem.
- 11:45 Regina Cœli prayer with the Ordinaries of the Holy Land in the Upper Room in Jerusalem.
- 12.30 Brief visit to the Co-Cathedral of the Latin Patriarchate in Jerusalem.
- 13:00 Lunch with the Ordinaries of the Holy Land, the abbots and papal suite at the Latin Patriarchate in Jerusalem.
- 16.30 Mass in the Valley of Jehoshaphat in Jerusalem.

Wednesday, 13 May 2009

Bethlehem
- 09:00 Welcoming ceremony at the presidential palace, in Bethlehem.
- 10:00 Mass on the Manger's Square in Bethlehem.
- 12:30 Lunch with the Ordinaries of the Holy Land, the Franciscan community and the Papal suite at the Casa Nova in Bethlehem.
- 15.30 Private visit to the Grotto of the Nativity in Bethlehem.
- 16:10 Visit to the Caritas Baby Hospital in Bethlehem
- 16:45 Visit to the refugee camp Al Aida' in Bethlehem.
- 18:00 Courtesy visit to the President of the Palestinian Authority at the Presidential Palace in Bethlehem.
- 18h40 Departure ceremony in the courtyard of the Presidential Palace.

Thursday, 14 May 2009

Nazareth
- 10:00 Mass at Mount Precipice in Nazareth.
- 12:30 Lunch with the Ordinary, the Franciscan and the Papal suite at the Franciscan convent of Nazareth.
- 15:50 Meeting with Prime Minister of Israel at the Franciscan convent of Nazareth.
- 16:30 Meeting with the religious leaders of Galilee at the auditorium of the Annunciation in Nazareth.
- 17:00 Visit to the Grotto of the Annunciation in Nazareth.
- 17.30 Celebration of Vespers with the Bishops, priests, religious, ecclesial and pastoral movements of Galilee in the upper Basilica of the Annunciation in Nazareth.

Friday, 15 May 2009

Jerusalem
- 07:30 Private Mass in the Chapel of the Apostolic Delegation in Jerusalem.
- 09.15 Ecumenical Meeting in the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Jerusalem.
- 10:15 Visit to the Holy Sepulcher of Jerusalem.
- 11:10 Visit to Saint-Jacques Armenian Apostolic Church in Jerusalem.

Tel Aviv
- 13h30 Departure ceremony at Ben Gurion airport in Tel Aviv.
- 14.00 Departure from Ben Gurion airport (Tel Aviv) to Ciampino airport (Rome).

Rome
- 16h50 Arrival at Ciampino (Rome).

 

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