Pope confirms visit to Mexico in February 2016

Rome (Monday, December 14, 2015, Gaudium Press) On Saturday, Pope Francis confirmed that he will visit Mexico, Feb. 12-18, and the Vatican has released the full schedule which can be found below. This visit marks the Argentine Pope’s fourth visit to Latin America. During his intense itinerary, the Pope will meet with youth, prisoners, sick children, and will celebrate Mass in the Basilica of Guadalupe in Mexico City .

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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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