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PORTUGAL (Fatima) Pope Francis Visit
May 12, 2017 N/A
Friday, May 12 (Rome, Fatima)
— 2pm Departure from Rome’s Fiumicino airport.
— 4.20pm Arrival at Monte Real air base in Leiria, Portugal. Welcoming ceremony.
— 4.35pm Private meeting with the president of Portugal at the Monte Real Air Base.
— 4.55pm Visit to the Monte Real air base chapel.
— 5.15pm Transfer by helicopter to Fatima stadium.
— 5.35pm Arrival at Fatima stadium and transfer to the shrine.
— 6.15pm Visit and prayer at the Little Chapel of the Apparitions.
— 9.30pm Blessing of the candles at the chapel. Speech by pope and recitation of the rosary.
Saturday, May 13
— 9.10am Meeting with prime minister of Portugal at Our Lady of Mount Carmel house in Fatima.
— 9.40am Visit to the Basilica of Our Lady of the Rosary at Fatima.
— 10am Outdoor Mass at the basilica. Homily by pope. Greeting by Pope to the sick.
— 12.30pm Lunch with the bishops of Portugal at Our Lady of Mount Carmel house in Fatima.
— 2.45pm Farewell ceremony at the Monte Real air base.
— 3pm Departure for Rome.
— 7.05pm Arrival at Rome’s Ciampino airport.