APOSTOLIC JOURNEY
OF HIS HOLINESS BENEDICT XVI
TO BRAZIL ON THE OCCASION
OF THE FIFTH GENERAL CONFERENCE
OF THE LATIN AMERICAN EPISCOPATE
AND THE CARIBBEAN 

OFFICIAL PROGRAM

 ITALY

Wednesday, 9 May

Fiumicino (Rome)

9.00 Departure by plane from Fiumicino International Airport (Rome) to São Paulo/Guarulhos

 

BRAZIL

Guarulhos (São Paulo)

16.30 Arrival at the International Airport of São Paulo/Guarulhos
  Welcome ceremony at the International Airport of São Paulo/Guarulhos
17.30 Transfer by helicopter from the International Airport of São Paulo/Guarulhos to the Campo de Marte Airport in São Paulo
18.00 Arrival at Campo de Marte Airport in São Paulo. Welcome by the local authorities
18.10 Transfer by "popemobile" from Campo de Marte Airport to the Monastery of São Bento in São Paulo

São Paulo

18.45 Arrival to the Monastery of São Bento in São Paulo
  Greeting and blessing from the balcony of the Monastery of São Bento in São Paulo

Thursday, 10 May

8.00 Private Mass at the Chapel of the Monastery of São Bento in São Paulo
10.30 Transfer by car from the Monastery of São Bento to Palacio dos Bandeirantes in São Paulo
11.00 Visit to the President of the Republic at the Palacio dos Bandeirantes in São Paulo
12.00 Transfer by car from Palacio dos Bandeirantes at the Monastery of São Bento in São Paulo
12.30 Arrival at the Monastery of São Bento in São Paulo
  Meeting with the representatives of other Christian confessions and religions at the Monastery of São Bento in São Paulo
13.15 Luncheon with the representatives of the Episcopal Conference of Brazil (CNBB) and the members of Papal entourage at the Monastery of São Bento in São Paulo
17.30 Transfer by car from the Monastery of São Bento to the "Paulo Machado de Carvalho" municipal Stadium in Pacaembu, São Paulo
17.50 Arrival at "Paulo Machado de Carvalho" municipal Stadium in Pacaembu, São Paulo
18.00 Meeting with youth at "Paulo Machado de Carvalho" municipal Stadium in Pacaembu, São Paulo
20.00 Transfer by car from "Paulo Machado de Carvalho" municipal Stadium in Pacaembu  to the Monastery of São Bento, São Paulo
20.30 Arrival at the Monastery of São Bento, São Paulo.
 

Friday, 11 May

8.30 Transfer by car from the Monastery of São Bento to Campo de Marte in São Paulo
9.00 Arrival at Campo de Marte in São Paulo
  Tour by "popemobile" among the faithful
9.15 Arrival at the Sacristy in Campo de Marte, São Paulo.
9.30 Holy Mass and canonization of Blessed Frei Galvão at Campo de Marte in São Paulo
11.45 Return to the Sacristy
12.00 Transfer by car from Campo de Marte to the Monastery of São Bento in São Paulo
12.15 Arrival at the Monastery of São Bento in São Paulo
15.40 Farewell from the Monastery of São Bento in São Paulo
15.45 Transfer by "popemobile" from the Monastery of São Bento to the Catedral da Sé in São Paulo
16.00 Meeting with the Bishops of Brazil in the Catedral da Sé in São Paulo
17.15 Transfer by "popemobile" from the Catedral da Sé to Campo de Marte, São Paulo
17.45 Arrival at Campo de Marte Airport in São Paulo
  Farewell by the local Authorities
18.00 Departure by helicopter from Campo de Marte Airport in São Paulo to Aparecida

Aparecida

19.00 Arrival at the heliport of the Shrine of Aparecida
  Welcome by the local Authorities
  Transfer by "popemobile" to the "Bom Jesus" Seminary in Aparecida
19.30 Arrival at "Bom Jesus" Seminary in Aparecida

Saturday, 12 May

8.00 Private Mass in the Chapel of "Bom Jesus" Seminary in Aparecida
9.30 Transfer by car from "Bom Jesus" Seminary in Aparecida to the Fazenda da Esperança in Guaratinguetá

Guaratinguetá

10.30 Arrival at the Fazenda da Esperança in Guaratinguetá
  Visit to the church of the Fazenda da Esperança in Guaratinguetá
10.45 Meeting with the community living in the Fazenda da Esperança in Guaratinguetá
11.45 Transfer by car from the Fazenda da Esperança in Guaratinguetá to "Bom Jesus" Seminary in Aparecida

Aparecida

12.45 Arrival at "Bom Jesus" Seminary in Aparecida
  Luncheon with the representatives of the Fifth General Conference of the Latin American Episcopate and the Caribbean and the Members of the Papal Entourage at "Bom Jesus" Seminary in Aparecida
17.45 Transfer by "popemobile" from "Bom Jesus" Seminary to the Shrine of Aparecida
18.00 Arrival at the Shrine of Aparecida
  Recitation of the Holy Rosary and meeting with Priests, Men Religious, Women Religious, Seminarians and Deacons at the Basilica of the Shrine of Aparecida
19.30 Transfer by car from the Shrine of Aparecida to "Bom Jesus" Seminary
19.45 Arrival at "Bom Jesus" Seminary in Aparecida  

Sunday, 13 May

9.15 Transfer by "popemobile" from "Bom Jesus" Seminary to the Shrine of Aparecida
9.30 Arrival at the Shrine of Aparecida
  Tour by "popemobile" among the faithful
9.45 Arrival at the Sacristy of the Shrine of Aparecida
10.00 Holy Mass for the Inauguration of the Fifth General Conference of the Latin American Episcopate and the Caribbean in the square in front of the Shrine of Aparecida
  Recital of the Regina Caeli
12.15 Return to the Sacristy
12.30 Transfer by car from the Shrine of Aparecida to "Bom Jesus" Seminary
12.45 Arrival at "Bom Jesus" Seminary in Aparecida
15.45 Transfer by car to the Conference Hall of the Shrine of Aparecida
16.00 Arrival at the Conference Hall of the Shrine of Aparecida
  Inauguration session of the Fifth General Conference of the Latin American Episcopate and the Caribbean at the Conference Hall of the Shrine of Aparecida
17.30 Transfer by car from the Conference Hall of the Shrine of Aparecida to "Bom Jesus" Seminary.
17.40 Arrival at "Bom Jesus" Seminary in Aparecida
18.20 Farewell ceremony from "Bom Jesus" Seminary in Aparecida
18.30 Transfer by car from "Bom Jesus" Seminary to the heliport of the Shrine of Aparecida
18.40 Arrival at the heliport of the Shrine of Aparecida
  Farewell by the local Authorities
18.50 Departure by helicopter from the heliport of the Shrine of Aparecida to the International Airport of São Paulo/Guarulhos

Guarulhos (São Paulo)

19.40 Arrival at the International Airport of São Paulo/Guarulhos
  Farewell ceremony at the International Airport of São Paulo/Guarulhos
20.15 Departure by plane from the International Airport of São Paulo/Guarulhos to the Airport of Rome/Ciampino

 

Monday, 14 May

ITALY

Ciampino (Rome)

12.45 Arrival at the Airport of Ciampino (Rome)  

 
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