Itinerary of Pope’s visit released

November 16, 2014 at 9:38 pm

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