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Pope Francis' Schedule of Events May 24-26

Highlights of Pope Francis' itinerary as released by the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem. Times listed are local, with US Eastern Daylight Time in parenthesis.

Saturday, May 24 (Rome, Amman).

  • 1 p.m. (6 a.m.) - Arrival at the Queen Alia International Airport in Amman.
  • 1:45 p.m. (6:45 a.m.) - Arrival ceremony in the al-Husseini Royal Palace in Amman.
  • Courtesy visit to the king and queen of Jordan.
  • 2:20 p.m. (7:20 a.m.) - Meeting with the authorities of the kingdom of Jordan. Speech by the Pope.
  • 4 p.m. (9 a.m.) - Mass at Amman International Stadium. Homily by the Pope.
  • 7 p.m. (12 noon) - Visit to the baptismal site at Bethany Beyond the Jordan.
  • 7:15 p.m. (12:15 p.m.) - Meeting with refugees and disabled young people in the Latin church at Bethany Beyond the Jordan. Speech by the Pope.

Sunday, May 25 (Amman, Bethlehem, Tel Aviv, Jerusalem)

  • 8:15 a.m. (1:15 a.m.) - Farewell at the Queen Alia International Airport in Amman.
  • 9:30 a.m. (2:30 a.m.) - Arrival ceremony at the presidential palace in Bethlehem.
  • Courtesy visit to the president of the state of Palestine.
  • 10 a.m. (3 a.m.) - Meeting with the Palestinian Authority. Speech by the Pope.
  • 11 a.m. (4 a.m.) - Mass in Manger Square in Bethlehem. Homily by the Pope.
  • "Regina Coeli" prayer. Remarks by the Pope.
  • 1:30 p.m. (6:30 a.m.) - Lunch with families from Palestine in the Franciscan convent of Casa Nova in Bethlehem.
  • 3 p.m. (8 a.m.) - Private visit to the Grotto of the Nativity in Bethlehem.
  • 3:20 p.m. (8:20 a.m.) - Greeting of children from the refugee camps of Dehiyshe, Aida and Beit Jibrin at the Phoenix Center of the Dehiyshe Refugee Camp.
  • 4:30 p.m. (9:30 a.m.) - Arrival ceremony at Ben Gurion Airport in Tel Aviv. Speech by the Pope.
  • 6:15 p.m. (11:15 p.m.) - Private meeting with the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew at the apostolic delegation in Jerusalem. Signing of a joint declaration.
  • 7 p.m. (12 noon) - Ecumenical meeting on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the meeting in Jerusalem between Pope Paul VI and Ecumenical Patriarch Athenagoras in the Church of the Holy Sepulcher. Speech by Pope Francis.
  • 8:15 p.m. (1:15 p.m.) - Dinner with the patriarchs and bishops and the papal delegation at the Latin Patriarchate in Jerusalem.

Monday, May 26 (Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, Rome)

  • 8:15 a.m. (1:15 a.m.) - Visit to the grand mufti of Jerusalem in the building of the Great Council on the Esplanade of the Mosques. Speech by the Pope.
  • 9:10 a.m. (2:10 a.m.) - Visit to the Western Wall in Jerusalem.
  • 9:45 a.m. (2:45 a.m.) - Laying a wreath at Mount Herzl in Jerusalem.
  • 10 a.m. (3 a.m.) - Visit to Yad Vashem in Jerusalem. Speech by the Pope.
  • 10:45 a.m. (3:45 a.m.) - Courtesy visit to the two chief rabbis at Heichal Shlomo center in Jerusalem, next to the Great Synagogue. Speech by the Pope.
  • 11:45 a.m. (4:45 a.m.) - Courtesy visit to the president of the state of Israel at the presidential residence in Jerusalem. Speech by the Pope.
  • 1 p.m. (6 a.m.) - Private audience with the prime minister of Israel at Notre Dame center in Jerusalem.
  • 1:30 p.m. (6:30 a.m.) - Lunch with the papal delegation at Notre Dame center in Jerusalem.
  • 3:30 p.m. (8:30 a.m.) - Private visit with Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew at the building next to the Orthodox Church of Viri Galilaei on the Mount of Olives.
  • 4 p.m. (9 a.m.) - Meeting with priests, men and women religious and seminarians in the Church of All Nations at the foot of the Mount of Olives. Speech by the Pope.
  • 5:20 p.m. (10:20 a.m.) - Mass with the ordinaries of the Holy Land and the papal delegation in the Cenacle in Jerusalem. Homily by the Pope.
  • 8 p.m. (1 p.m.) - Farewell at Ben Gurion Airport in Tel Aviv.