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Schedule of the apostolic journey of Pope Francis to Panama

Pope Francis is in Panama, Jan. 23-27, on the occasion of the 34th World Youth Day that started on Jan. 22.

Schedule of the visit of Pope Francis to Panama:

 

Wednesday, 23 January 2019

ROME-PANAMA

9:35     Departure by air from Rome/Fiumicino for Panama

16:30   Arrival at Tocumen International Airport in Panama

            Official welcome

16:50   Transfer to the Apostolic Nunciature

 

Thursday, 24 January 2019

PANAMA

9:45     Welcome ceremony at the main entrance of Palacio de las Garzas – Presidency of the Republic

            Courtesy visit to the President of the Republic in Palacio de las Garzas – Presidency of the Republic

10:40   Meeting with the Authorities, with the Diplomatic Corps and with Representatives of Society in Palacio Bolivar – Ministry of Foreign Affairs

11:15   Meeting with Central American Bishops in the Church of San Francisco de Asis

17:30   Welcome ceremony and opening of WYD at Campo Santa Maria la Antigua – Cinta Costera

 

Friday, 25 January 2019

PANAMA

10:30   Penitential liturgy with young detainees in the Centro de Cumplimiento de Menores Las Garzas de Pacora

11:50   Transfer by helicopter to the Apostolic Nunciature

17:30   Via Crucis with young people at Campo Santa Maria la Antigua – Cinta Costera

 

Saturday, 26 January 2019

PANAMA

9:15     Holy Mass with the dedication of the altar of the Cathedral Basilica of Santa Maria la Antigua with priests, consecrated persons and lay movements

12:15   Lunch with young people in the San José Major Seminary

18:30   Vigil with young people at Campo San Juan Pablo II – Metro Park

 

Sunday, 27 January 2019

PANAMA-ROME

8:00     Holy Mass for World Youth Day at Campo San Juan Pablo II – Metro Park

10:45   Visit to the Casa Hogar del Buen Samaritano

            Angelus

16:30   Meeting with the WYD volunteers in the Rommel Fernandez Stadium

18:00   Farewell ceremony at Panama International Airport

18:15   Departure by air for Rome

 

Monday, 28 January 2019

PANAMA-ROME

11:50   Arrival at Rome-Ciampino International Airport

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Time zones:

Rome:     +1h UTC

Panama: - 5h UTC

23 January 2019, 10:37