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Asian Tribune is published by E-LANKA MEDIA(PVT)Ltd. Vol. 20 No. 83

Itinerary of Pope Visit To Sri Lanka

Vatican, 15 November, (

On Friday (Yesterday) n the Vatican issued the dates in which the Pope Francis will make his second apostolic visit to Asia this January in his first voyage to Sri Lanka and the Philippines.

The Pope is scheduled to visit the island from January 12-15, and he will be in Sri Lanka to carry out his Apostolic Trip and from the 15th to the 19th he will visit the Philippines.

Pope's itinerary for his trip, Jan 12-19, which will include speaking in Colombo, Sri Lanka at the canonization of Blessed Joseph Vaz, a 17th-century missionary credited with reviving the Catholic faith in the country. as well as a meeting with youth and a lunch with survivors of calamities in the Philippines.

Given below is the Vatican-provided program:
Program of Pope Francis' Apostolic Voyage to Sri Lanka and the Philippines (12-19 January 2015):

Monday (Jan. 12):

19:00 Departure from Rome’s Fiumicino Airport for Colombo

Tuesday (Jan. 13):

09:00 Arrival at the International Airport in Colombo; Welcoming Ceremony (Speech by Pope Francis)

13:15 Speech To The Bishops Of Sri Lanka At the Archdiocese of Colombo

17:00 Courtesy Visit The President Of The Republic At the Presidential Residence

18:15 Interreligious Meeting at the Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall (Speech by Pope Francis)

Wednesday (Jan. 14):

08:30 Holy Mass and Canonization of Blessed Joseph Vaz at Galle Face Green in Colombo
(Homily by Pope Francis)

14:00 Transfer by helicopter to Madhu

15:30 Marian Prayer at the Sanctuary of Our Lady of the Rosary at Madhu
(Speech by Pope Francis)

16:45 Transfer by Helicopter to Colombo

Thursday (Jan. 15):

08:15 Visit to the Chapel “Our Lady of Lanka” at Bolawalana

08:45 Departure Ceremony from the International Airport of Colombo

09:00 Departure by plane from Colombo to Manila

17:45 Arrival from Sri Lanka – Villamor Air Base, Manila

Monday (Jan. 19):

09:45 Departure Ceremony from Philippines at Villamor Air Base

10:00 Departure for Rome – Villamor Air Base

17:40 Arrival at Rome’s Ciampino Airport

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