Pope to attend prayer meeting, visit children's home in Colombia

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CITY (CNS) — Here is the detailed schedule of events planned for Pope Francis’
visit to Colombia Sept. 6-10.

schedule was released by the Vatican June 23. All times are local, with Eastern
Daylight Time in parentheses:

Sept. 6 (Rome, Bogota)

— 11 a.m.
(5 a.m.) Departure from Rome’s Fiumicino airport.

— 4:30
p.m. (5:30 p.m.) Arrival
at CATAM military section of the Bogota airport. Welcoming ceremony.

Sept. 7 (Bogota)

— 9 a.m. (10
a.m.) Meeting with
government authorities in the courtyard of Casa de Narino presidential palace
in Bogota.

— 9:30
a.m. (10:30 a.m.) Courtesy visit with Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos at
Casa de Narino presidential palace.

— 10:20
a.m. (11:20 a.m.) Visit to Bogota cathedral.

— 10:50
a.m. (11:50 a.m.) Greeting and blessing of the faithful from cardinal’s

— 11 a.m.
(Noon) Meeting with Colombian bishops at cardinal’s residence. Speech by pope.

— 3 p.m. (4
p.m.) Meeting with the
executive committee
of the Latin American bishops’ council (CELAM) at the apostolic nunciature.

— 4:30
p.m. (5:30 p.m.) Mass at Simon Bolivar Park. Homily by pope.

Sept. 8 (Bogota, Villavicencio, Bogota)

— 7:50
a.m. (8:50 a.m.) Transfer by plane to Villavicencio.

— 8:30
a.m. (9:30 a.m.) Arrival at Apiay air base in Villavicencio.

— 9:30
a.m. (10:30 a.m.) Mass at Catama field. Homily by pope.

— 3:40 p.m.
(4:40 p.m.) National reconciliation prayer meeting at Las Malocas Park. Speech
by pope.

— 5:20
p.m. (6:20 p.m.) Visit to the Cross of Reconciliation at Los Fundadores Park.

— 6 p.m. (7
p.m.) Transfer by plane to Bogota.

— 6:45
p.m. (7:45 p.m.) Arrival
at Bogota airport.

Sept. 9 (Bogota, Medellin, Bogota)

— 8:20 a.m.
(9:20 a.m.) Transfer by plane to Rionegro air base.

— 9:10 a.m.
(10:10 a.m.) Arrival at Rionegro air base.

— 9:15
a.m. (10:15 a.m.) Transfer by helicopter to Medellin airport.

— 10:15
a.m. (11:15 a.m.) Mass at Enrique Olaya Herrera Airport in Medellin. Homily by

— 3 p.m. (4
p.m.) Visit to Hogar San Jose children’s home.

— 4 p.m. (5
p.m.) Meeting with priests, men and women religious, consecrated persons and
seminarians and their families at La Macarena stadium. Speech by pope.

— 5:30
p.m. (4:30 p.m.) Transfer by helicopter to Rionegro air base. Departure to

— 6:25
p.m. (5:25 p.m.) Arrival at
Bogota airport.

Sept. 10 (Bogota, Cartagena)

— 8:30 a.m.
(9:30 a.m.) — Departure by plane to Cartagena.

— 10 a.m.
(11 a.m.) Arrival at Cartagena airport.

— 10:30
a.m. (11:30 a.m.) Blessing of cornerstone of Talitha Qum homeless shelter.

— Noon (1 p.m.)
Recitation of the Angelus in front of the Shrine of St. Peter Claver.

— 12:15
p.m. (1:15 p.m.) Visit
to Shrine of St.
Peter Claver.

— 3:45
p.m. (4:45 p.m.) Transfer by helicopter to the Contecar terminal.

— 4:30
p.m. (5:30 p.m.) Mass at Contecar terminal. Homily by pope.

— 6:30
p.m. (7:30 p.m.) Transfer by helicopter to Cartagena airport.

— 6:45
p.m. (7:45 p.m.) Farewell ceremony at Cartagena airport.

— 7 p.m. (8
p.m.) Departure from Cartagena airport.

Sept. 11 (Rome)

— 12:40
p.m. (6:40 a.m.) Arrival at Rome’s Ciampino airport.

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