Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Pope Benedict XVI's Itinerary

The Archdiocese of Washington joyfully welcomes the planned Apostolic Journey of Pope Benedict XVI to the United States in April 2008. Below is the planned schedule for Pope Benedict XVI's visit.

Tuesday, April 15

Arrive in Washington, DC

Wednesday, April 16
Pope Benedict XVI's 81st Birthday

10:30 a.m.
Meet with the President of the United States, The White House

5:30 p.m.
Meet with the bishops of the United States, Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception

Thursday, April 17

10:00 a.m.
Mass hosted by the Archdiocese of Washington, Washington Nationals baseball stadium

5:00 p.m.
Address Catholic educators: presidents of 200 Catholic colleges and universities and education leaders from 195 dioceses, The Catholic University of America

6:30 p.m.
Meet with interfaith leaders, Pope John Paul II Cultural Center

Friday, April 18

Depart for New York

10:45 a.m.
Speech to the United Nations General Assembly, United Nations

6:00 p.m.
Meet with ecumenical leaders, St. Joseph Church in Manhattan

Saturday, April 19
3rd anniversary of the election of Pope Benedict XVI to the papacy

9:15 a.m.
Mass for Priests, Deacons and Religious, St. Patrick's Cathedral

4:30 p.m.
Meet with Children with Disabilities, St. Joseph's Seminary Chapel

Youth and Seminarian Rally, Grounds of St. Joseph's Seminary in Yonkers

Sunday, April 20

9:30 a.m.
Visit to Ground Zero, World Trade Center Site

2:30 p.m.
Mass hosted by the Archdiocese of New York, Yankee Stadium

8:00 p.m.
Depart for Vatican City

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