Israel Brief May 25-26, 2014: Pope Francis’s Israel Trip Schedule

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Visit to Israel of Pope Francis

Source: MFA

Pope Francis visit to Israel: Itinerary

Pope Francis visit to Israel: Itinerary

Pope Francis will be the fourth Pope to come to the Holy Land. He will visit Israel on May 25-26, 2014 – the 50th anniversary of the historic visit of Pope Paul VI.

Sunday, May 25, 2014

16:30 – Official arrival ceremony at Ben Gurion International Airport

17:15 Departure by helicopter to Jerusalem

17:45 – Arrival at the Jerusalem helipad on Mount Scopus

19:00-20:00 – Ecumenical meeting on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the meeting in Jerusalem between Pope Paul VI and Patriarch Athenagoras I in the Basilica of the Holy Sepulchre

20:15 – Dinner and meeting with Patriarchs and Bishops at the Latin Patriarchate in Jerusalem

Monday, May 26, 2014

08:15-09:00 – Meeting with the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem and tour of the Temple Mount/Esplanade of the Mosques

09:10-09:30 – Visit to the Western Wall

09:45-09:55 – Lay a wreath at grave of Theodor Herzl, at Mount Herzl (with the President and Prime Minister)

10:00-10:30 – Visit to Yad Vashem (with the President and Prime Minister)

10:45 – Visit to the two chief rabbis at Heichal Shlomo

11:40-12:40 – Meeting with President Shimon Peres, at the Presidential Residence

13:00 – Private meeting with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu

15:30 – Meeting with the Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople Bartholomew, Mount of Olives

16:00-16:50 – Meeting with 500 priests and seminarians in the Church of Gethsemane, and the planting of a tree

17:20-19:00 – Holy Mass in the Room of the Last Supper (Cenacle)

19:30 – Transfer by helicopter from the Jerusalem helipad on Mount Scopus to Ben Gurion International Airport

20:00 – Farewell ceremony at Ben Gurion International Airport

20:15 – Departure from Ben Gurion International Airport to Rome

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