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The Full Schedule for Pope Francis' Visit to Mexico February 2016

Pope Francis will be visiting Mexico from the 12th – 17th of the month of February 2016. Below are the schedule of his activities during the intended visit:
Friday 12 February 2016
12:30     Departure from Rome’s Fiumicino Airport for Mexico City
19:30     Arrival at “Benito Juárez” International Airport in Mexico City
Official Reception
Saturday 13 February 2016
09:30     Welcoming ceremony at the National Palace
Courtesy Visit to the President of the Republic
10:15     Meeting with Civil Authorities and Diplomatic Corps (Discourse by the Holy Father)
11:30     Meeting with the Bishops of Mexico in the Cathedral (Discourse by the Holy Father)
17:00     Holy Mass in the Basilica of Guadalupe (Homily by the Holy Father)
Sunday 14 February 2016
09:20     Transfer by helicopter to Ecatepec
10:30     Holy Mass in the area of the Study Centre of Ecatepec (Homily/Angelus by the Holy Father)
12:50     Transfer by helicopter to Mexico City
13:10     Arrival in Mexico City
16:30     Visit to the Pediatric Hospital “Federico Gómez”  (Greetings by the Holy Father)
18:00     Meeting with the World of Culture in the National Auditorium (Discourse by the Holy Father)
Monday 15 February 2016
07:30     Departure by plane for Tuxtla Gutiérrez
09:15     Transfer by helicopter to San Cristóbal de Las Casas
10:15     Holy Mass with the indigenous community of Chiapas at the Municipal Sports (Homily by the Holy Father)
13:00     Lunch with indigenous representatives and the Papal entourage
15:00     Visit to the Cathedral of San Cristòbal de las Casas
15:35     Transfer by helicopter to Tuxtla Gutiérrez
16:15     Meeting with Families in “Víctor Manuel Reyna” Stadium at Tuxtla Gutiérrez (Discourse by the Holy Father)
18:10     Departure by plane for Mexico City
20:00     Arrival at the airport in Mexico City
Tuesday 16 February 2016
07:50     Departure by airplane for Morelia
10:00     Holy Mass with priests, religious, consecrated persons, and seminarians (Homily by the Holy Father)
15:15     Visit to the Cathedral
16:30     Meeting with Young People at “José María Morelos y Pavón” Stadium (Discourse by the Holy Father)
18:55     Departure by plane for Mexico City
20:00     Arrival in Mexico City
Wednesday 17 February 2016
08:35     Departure by plane for Ciudad Juárez
10:00     Arrival at “Abraham González” International Airport in Ciudad Juárez
10:30     Visit to a prison (CeReSo n.3) (Discourse by the Holy Father)
12:00     Meeting with the World of Work at the Colegio de Bachilleres dello Stato of Chihuahua (Discourse by the Holy Father)
16:00     Holy Mass at the fairgrounds of Ciudad Juárez  (Homily + greeting by the Holy Father)
19:00     Departure Ceremony at Ciudad Juárez International Airport
19:15     Departure by plane for Rome (Ciampino Airport)
Thursday 18 February 2016
14:45     Arrival at Rome’s Ciampino Airport

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