Papal Visit Schedule

Official Itinerary for the Apostolic Visit of Pope Francis to Cuba, The United States, and The United Nations


Saturday, September 19, 2015

10:15 a.m.Departure from the Airport of Roma/Fiumicino to La Habana
4 p.m.Arrival at José Martí International Airport in La Habana
4:05 p.m.Welcome ceremony at the International Airport in La Habana

Sunday, September 20, 2015

9 a.m.Holy Mass in the Plaza de la Revolución in La Habana
4 p.m.Meeting with the President of the Council of State and the Minister of the Republic at the Palacio
de la Revolución in La Habana
5:15 p.m.Evening prayer (Vespers) with priests, men and women religious and seminarians in La Habana’s Cathedral
6:30 p.m.Greetings to young people in the Centro Cultural Padre Félix Varela in La Habana

Monday, September 21, 2015

8 a.m.Departure from La Habana to Holguín
9:20 a.m.Arrival at Frank Pais International Airport in Holguín
10:30 a.m.Holy Mass in the 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 to Santiago
5:30 p.m.Arrival at Antonio Macedo International Airport in Santiago
7 p.m.Meeting with the Bishops at the Seminary San Basilio Magno in Santiago
19.45 p.m.Prayers to the Virgin of Charity with the Bishops and the papal entourage in the Minor Basilica
of the Virgen de la Caridad del Cobre Shrine in Santiago

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

8 a.m.Holy Mass in the Minor Basilica of the Virgen de la Caridad del Cobre Shrine in Santiago
11 a.m.Meeting with families in the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Assumption 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 from Santiago to Washington D.C.

Washington, D.C.

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

4 p.m.Arrival and welcoming ceremony at Andrews Air Force Base

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

9:15 a.m.Welcoming ceremony on the South Lawn of the White House
Meeting with the President of the United States of America
11:30 a.m.Mid-day prayer with the Catholic bishops of the United States of America at the Cathedral of St. Matthew
the Apostle
4:15 p.m.Holy Mass and Canonization of Blessed Junípero Serra at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the
Immaculate Conception and The Catholic University of America

Thursday, September 24, 2015

9:20 a.m.Address to a Joint Session of the Congress of the United States of America
11:15 a.m.Visit to St. Patrick’s Catholic Church and meeting with several clients of Catholic Charities
of the Archdiocese of Washington
Blessing and brief remarks to the clients gathered at lunchtime for the St. Maria Meals Program of
Catholic Charities for the Archdiocese of Washington.
4 p.m.Departure to New York City

New York

Thursday, September 24, 2015

5 p.m.Arrival at the JFK Airport
6:45 p.m.Evening prayer (Vespers) with clergy and men and women religious at St. Patrick’s Cathedral

Friday, September 25, 2015

8:30 a.m.Visit to the United Nations and address to the General Assembly
11:30 a.m.Interreligious service at the 911 Memorial and Museum
4 p.m.Visit to Our Lady, Queen of Angels School in East Harlem, and meeting with children and immigrant families
6 p.m.Holy Mass at Madison Square Garden


Saturday, September 26, 2015

9:30 a.m.Arrival at Philadelphia International Airport
10:30 a.m.Holy Mass with the bishops, priests, and men and women religious of Pennsylvania at the Cathedral
Basilica of Sts. Peter and Paul
4:45 p.m.Meeting for religious freedom with the Hispanic community and other immigrants at Independence Hall
7:30 p.m.Festival of Families and prayer vigil at the Benjamin Franklin Parkway

Sunday, September 27, 2015

9:15 a.m.Meeting with bishops taking part in the World Meeting of Families at St. Charles Borromeo
11 a.m.Visit to detainees at the Curran-Fromhold Correctional Facility
4 p.m.Holy Mass concluding the World Meeting of Families at the Benjamin Franklin Parkway
5 p.m.Visit with organizers, volunteers, and benefactors of the World Meeting of Families at
Philadelphia International Airport
5:45 p.m.Farewell ceremony at the airport
8 p.m.Departure from Philadelphia to Roma/Ciampino
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