Tuesday, April 15, 2008

The Pope's Schedule for his U.S. Trip


APR. 15 - 4:00 p.m. Andrews Air Force Base
Pope Benedict XVI arrives in Maryland and is greeted by President and Mrs. Bush as well as church officials. During his visit to Washington, D.C., the pope will stay at the Vatican Embassy, on Massachusetts Avenue NW.

APR. 16 - 10:30 a.m. White House
Welcoming ceremony and private meeting with President Bush. This is only the second time a pontiff has visited the White House. John Paul II was the first.

APR. 16 - 5:30 p.m. National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception
Prayer service and meeting with 350 U.S. bishops at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception.

APR. 17
- 9:30 a.m. Nationals Park
The pope offers Mass. This will be the first non-baseball event in the new park.

APR. 17 - 5:00 p.m. Catholic University of America
Address to the leaders of more than 200 Catholic colleges and superintendents from the 195 U.S. Catholic dioceses on the importance of Catholic education.

APR. 17 - 6:30 p.m. Pope John Paul II Cultural Center
Meeting with Buddhists, Muslims, Hindus, Jews and representatives from other religions.

APR. 18 - 9:45 a.m. Kennedy International Airport
Arrives in New York. During his visit, the pope will stay at the East 72nd Street residence of Archbishop Celestino Migliore, the papal nuncio to the United Nations.

APR. 18 - 10:45 a.m. United Nations
Gives address to the General Assembly, as did Pope Paul VI in 1965 and Pope John Paul II in 1979 and 1995.

APR. 18 - 5:00 p.m. Park East Synagogue
Meets with Jewish clergy.

APR. 18
- 6:00 p.m. Church of St. Joseph
Prayer service with leaders from other Christian denominations.

APR. 19 - 9:15 a.m. St. Patrick's Cathedral
Mass for priests, deacons and members of religious orders.

APR. 19 - 4:30 p.m. St. Joseph's Seminary
Meeting with young Catholics, including 50 with disabilities.

APR. 20 - 9:30 a.m. Lower Manhattan
Visit to ground zero.

APR. 20 - 2:30 p.m. Yankee Stadium
The pope offers Mass. The 200th anniversary of the Baltimore Archdiocese and the anniversaries of the Dioceses of Boston, New York, Louisville and Philadelphia will be celebrated.

APR. 20 - 8:00 p.m. Kennedy International Airport

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