Program for the Pope’s Pilgrimage to the Holy Land

Pope Francis will be landing in the Holy Land on Sunday, May 25, 2014 and staying through Monday, May 26th.  While in Jerusalem, the Pope will celebrate Holy Mass with the Ordinaries of the Holy Land.

 

Sunday, May 25, 2014

16:30 – Arrival ceremony at Ben Gurion International Airport. Open coverage; details to be issued separately. Discourse of the Holy Father

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

18:15 – Private meeting with the Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople Bartholomew Iat the Apostolic Delegation in Jerusalem. Signing of a joint declaration.

19:00 – 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 Sepulcher. Discourse of the Holy Father

20:00 – Dinner with Patriarchs and Bishops and the Papal suite at the Latin Patriarchatein Jerusalem

20:00 – Reception for foreign journalists at the media center (Mamilla Hotel)

 
Monday, May 26, 2014

08:15 – Visit to the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem Muhammad Ahmad Hussein in the building of the Great Council on the Esplanade of the Mosques. Discourse of the Holy Father

09:10 – Visit to the Western Wallin Jerusalem

09:45 – Lay a wreath at Mount Herzlin Jerusalem

10:00 – Visit to Yad Vashemin Jerusalem. Discourse of the Holy Father

10:45 – Courtesy visit to the two chief rabbis  (Sephardi Chief Rabbi Yosef Yitzhakand Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi David Lau) at Heichal Shlomo  in Jerusalem, next to the Jerusalem Great Synagogue. Discourse of the Holy Father

11:45 – Courtesy visit to the President of the State of Israel, Shimon Peres, at the Presidential Residence in Jerusalem. Discourse of the Holy Father

13:00 – Private audience with the Prime Minister of Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu, at Notre Dame Centerin Jerusalem

13:30 – Lunch in the Papal suite at Notre Dame Center in Jerusalem

15:30 – Private visit to Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople Bartholomew I at the building next to the Orthodox church of Viri Galileaion the Mount of Olives

16:00 – Meeting with priests, religious men and women and seminarians in the Church of Gethsemaneat the foot of the Mount of Olives. Discourse of the Holy Father

17:20 – Holy Mass with the Ordinaries of the Holy Land and the Papal Suite in the Room of the Cenaclein Jerusalem. Homily of the Holy Father

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

20:00 – Farewell from the State of Israel at Ben Gurion International Airport

20:15 – Departure from Ben Gurion International Airport for Ciampino Airport in Rome