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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

ROME-BANGKOK

19:00

Departure by plane from Rome Fiumicino Airport for Bangkok

 

Wednesday, 20 November 2019

ROMA-BANGKOK

12:30

Arrival at Military Air Terminal 2 of Bangkok

 

Official welcome at Military Air Terminal 2 of Bangkok

 

Thursday, 21 November 2019

BANGKOK

 

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

BANGKOK

 

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

BANGKOK-TOKYO

 

Farewell Ceremony at Military Air Terminal 2 of Bangkok

9:30

Departure by plane for Tokyo

17:40

Arrival at Tokyo-Haneda Airport

 

Welcome Ceremony at Tokyo-Haneda Airporta

 

Meeting with the Bishops at the Apostolic Nunciature

 

Sunday, 24 November 2019

TOKYO-NAGASAKI-HIROSHIMA-TOKYO

7:00

Departure by plane for Nagasaki

9:20

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

16:35

Departure by plane for Hiroshima

17:45

Arrival at Hiroshima Airport

 

Meeting for peace at the Peace Memorial

20:25

Departure by plane for Tokyo

22:10

Arrival at Tokyo-Haneda Airport

 

Monday, 25 November 2019

TOKYO

 

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

TOKYO-ROME

 

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

11:35

Departure by plane for Rome/Fiumicino

17:15

Arrival at Rome/Fiumicino Airport

02 October 2019, 11:27