Programme for Pope Francis’ visit to Portugal

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he programme for Pope Francis’ trip to Portugal on the occasion of World Youth Day 2023, from 2 to 6 August, has recently been released.

Wednesday, 2 August

Rome – Lisbon

07h50: Departure by airplane from Rome/Fiumicino International Airport to Lisbon
10h00: Arrival at Figo Maduro Air Base in Lisbon
10h00: Official Welcome
10h45: Welcome Ceremony at the main entrance of “Palácio Nacional de Belém”
11h15: Courtesy Visit To The President Of The Republic at “Palácio Nacional de Belém”
12h15: Meeting with the Authorities, Civil Society and the Diplomatic Corps in the Cultural Centre of Belém
16h45: Meeting with the Prime Minister at the Apostolic Nunciature
17h30: Vespers With Bishops, Priests, Deacons, Consecrated Persons, Seminarians And Pastoral Workersin “Mosteiro dos Jerónimos”

Thursday, 3 August 2023

Lisbon – Cascais – Lisbon

09h00: Meeting with University Students at “Universidade Católica Portugesa”
10h40: Meeting with Young People of Scholas Occurrentes in the Scholas Occurentes Headquarters in Cascais
17h45: Welcome Ceremony in “Parque Eduardo VII”

Friday, 4 August 2023


09h00:The Holy Father celebrates the Sacrament of Reconciliation with some young people at “Praça do Império”
09h45: Meeting with Representatives of some Aid and Charity Centres at “Centro Paroquial de Serafina”
12h00: Lunch with young people at the Apostolic Nunciature
18h00: Stations of the Cross with young people in “Parque Eduardo VII”

Saturday, 5 August 2023

Lisbon – Fatima – Lisbon

08h00: Departure by helicopter from Figo Maduro Air Base in Lisbon to Fatima
08h50: Arrival at Fatima Stadium
09h30: Recitation of the Holy Rosary With Sick Young People at the Chapel of Apparitions of the Shrine of Our Lady of Fatima
11h00: Departure by helicopter from Fatima Stadium to Lisbon
11h50: Arrival at Figo Maduro Air Base in Lisbon
18h00: Private Meeting with Members of The Society of Jesus at “Colégio de S. João de Brito”
20h45: Vigil with young people at “Parque Tejo”

Sunday, 6 August 2023

Lisbon – Rome

09:00     Holy Mass for World Youth Day at “Parque Tejo”
16:30     Meeting with the Volunteers of WYD at “Passeio marítimo” in Algés
17:50     Farewell Ceremony at Figo Maduro Air Base in Lisbon
18:15     Departure by airplane from Figo Maduro Air Base in Lisbon to Rome
22:15     Arrival at Rome/Fiumicino International Airport

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