Apostolic Journey to Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia

From September 22-25, Pope Francis carried out an apostolic visit to the Baltic states. Links to all the addresses and homilies.

Saturday, 22 September 2018

ROME-VILNIUS

7:30 Departure by air from Rome-Fiumicino Airport for Vilnius
Greeting to journalists on the flight to Vilnius
11:30 Arrival at Vilnius International Airport
Welcome ceremony
12:10 Courtesy visit to the President in the Presidential Palace
12:40 Meeting with the Authorities, with civil Society and with the Diplomatic Corps in the square in front of the Presidential Palace
16:30 Visit to the Mater Misericordiae Shrine
17:30 Meeting with young people in the Square in front of the Cathedral
18:40 Visit to the Cathedral

Sunday, 23 September 2018

VILNIUS-KAUNAS-VILNIUS

8:15 Transfer by car to Kaunas
10:00 Holy Mass in Santakos Park in Kaunas
12:00 Angelus in Santakos Park in Kaunas
12:35 Lunch with the Bishops in the Palace of the Curia
15:00 Meeting with Priests, Men and Women Religious, Consecrated Persons and Seminarians in the Cathedral of Kaunas
16:00 Transfer to the Museum of Occupations and Freedom Fights in Vilnius
17:30 Visit and prayer in the Museum of Occupations and Freedom Fights
Words spoken from the window of the Nunciature in Vilnius

Monday, 24 September 2018

VILNIUS-RIGA-VILNIUS

7:20 Departure by air from Vilnius International Airport for Riga
8:20 Arrival at Riga International Airport
Official welcome
8:50 Welcome ceremony in the Courtyard of the Presidential Palace
9:05 Courtesy visit to the President in the Presidential Palace
9:30 Meeting with the civil Authorities, civil Society and the Diplomatic Corps in the Reception Hall of the Presidential Palace
10:10 Laying of flowers and ceremony at the Monument to Freedom
10:40 Ecumenical prayer in the Rigas Doms
11:50 Visit to the catholic Saint James’ Cathedral
12:30 Lunch with the bishops in the Archdiocesan House of the Holy Family
14:30 Transfer by helicopter from Riga Harbour helipad to the Shrine of the Mother of God, Aglona
16:30 Holy Mass in the area of the Shrine of the Mother of God, Aglona
18:30 Farewell ceremony in the Aglona heliport
18:45 Transfer by helicopter to Vilnius International Airport

Tuesday, 25 September 2018

VILNIUS-TALLINN-ROME

8:15 Farewell ceremony in Vilnius International Airport
8:30 Departure by air from Vilnius International Airport for Tallinn
9:50 Arrival at Tallinn International Airport
Official welcome
10:15 Welcome ceremony in the Square in front of the Presidential Palace
10:30 Courtesy visit to the President in the Presidential Palace
11:00 Meeting with the civil Authorities, civil Society and the Diplomatic Corps in the Rose Garden of the Presidential Palace
11:50 Ecumenical meeting with young people in the Kaarli Lutheran Church
13:00 Lunch with the papal entourage in the Convent of the Brigidine Sisters in Pirita
15:15 Meeting with those assisted by the Charitable Works of the Church in the Cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul
16:30 Holy Mass in Freedom Square
18:30 Farewell ceremony in Tallin International Airport
18:45 Departure by air from Tallinn International Airport for Rome
21:20 Arrival at Rome-Ciampino International Airport

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