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Holy See Press Office releases programme of Pope's visit to Thailand and Japan

Pope Francis is scheduled to travel to Thailand and Japan in November. It will be his 32md Apostolic Journey Abroad.

The Holy See Press Office on Wednesday published the programme of Pope Francis’ Apostolic Visit to Thailand and Japan in November. He departs from Rome on 19 November; after 3 full days in Thailand he travels to Japan for the second leg of his visit. He is scheduled to return to the Vatican on 26 November.

This is the full programme:       


Tuesday, 19 November 2019



Departure by plane from Rome Fiumicino Airport for Bangkok


Wednesday, 20 November 2019



Arrival at Military Air Terminal 2 of Bangkok


Official welcome at Military Air Terminal 2 of Bangkok


Thursday, 21 November 2019



Welcome Ceremony in the Government House courtyard


Meeting with the Prime Minister in the "Inner Ivory Room" of the Government House


Meeting with Authorities, Civil Society and the Diplomatic Corps in the "Inner Santi Maitri" Hall of the Government House


Visit to the Supreme Buddhist Patriarch at Wat Ratchabophit Sathit Maha Simaram Temple


Meeting with the medical staff of St. Louis Hospital


Private visit to infirm and disabled people at St. Louis Hospital Lunch at the Apostolic Nunciature


Lunch at the Apostolic Nunciature


Private visit to His Majesty the King Maha Vajiralongkorn "Rama X" at Amphorn Royal Palace


Holy Mass in the National Stadium


Friday, 22 November 2019



Meeting with Priests, Religious, Seminarians and Catechists in St Peter’s Parish


Meeting with the Bishops of Thailand and FABC at the Blessed Nicholas Boonkerd Kitbamrung Shrine


Private meeting with the Members of the Society of Jesus in a hall close to the Shrine


Lunch at the Apostolic Nunciature


Meeting with the Leaders of the Christian denominations and Other Religions at Chulalongkorn University


Holy Mass with Young People in the Cathedral of the Assumption


Saturday, 23 November 2019



Farewell Ceremony at Military Air Terminal 2 of Bangkok


Departure by plane for Tokyo


Arrival at Tokyo-Haneda Airport


Welcome Ceremony at Tokyo-Haneda Airporta


Meeting with the Bishops at the Apostolic Nunciature


Sunday, 24 November 2019



Departure by plane for Nagasaki


Arrival at Nagasaki Airport


Message on nuclear weapons at the Atomic Bomb Hypocenter Park


Tribute to the Martyr Saints at the Martyrs’ Monument - Nishizaka Hill


Lunch at the Bishop’s House


Holy Mass in the Baseball Stadium


Departure by plane for Hiroshima


Arrival at Hiroshima Airport


Meeting for peace at the Peace Memorial


Departure by plane for Tokyo


Arrival at Tokyo-Haneda Airport


Monday, 25 November 2019



Meeting with the victims of Triple Disaster at "Bellesalle Hanzomon"


Private visit to Emperor Naruhito at the Imperial Palace


Meeting with Young People at the Cathedral of Holy Mary


Lunch with the Papal Delegation at the Nunciature


Holy Mass in the Tokyo Dome


Meeting with the Prime Minister at Kantei


Meeting with Authorities and the Diplomatic Corps at Kantei


Tuesday, 26 November 2019



Private Holy Mass with the Members of the Society of Jesus in the Chapel of Kulturzentrum of Sophia University


Breakfast and private meeting with the Collegium Maximum at Sophia University


Visit to the elderly and infirm priests at Sophia University


Visit to Sophia University


Farewell Ceremony at Tokyo-Haneda Airport


Departure by plane for Rome/Fiumicino


Arrival at Rome/Fiumicino Airport

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02 October 2019, 11:27