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Benedict XVI's Itinerary during his Trip to Poland

Apostolic Journey Begins Thursday

VATICAN CITY, MAY 25, 2006 (Catholic Online) - Here is the itinerary of Benedict XVI's trip to Poland. Published by the Holy See.

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ITALY, Thursday, May 25

Fiumicino airport (Rome)

8:40 a.m. Departure by plane from Fiumicino Airport (Rome) to Warsaw (Poland)

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POLAND

Warsaw

11 a.m. Arrival at the International Airport of Okecie (Warsaw). Welcome ceremony. Address by the Holy Father

11:45 a.m. Transfer by car from the International Airport of Okecie (Warsaw) to the Cathedral of St. John in Warsaw

12:30 p.m. Meeting with the clergy in the Cathedral of St. John in Warsaw. Address by the Holy Father

1:30 p.m. Transfer by car from the Cathedral of St. John in Warsaw to the House of Archbishops of Miodowa in Warsaw

1:45 p.m. Arrival at the House of Archbishops of Miodowa in Warsaw

2:45 p.m. Transfer by car from the House of Archbishops of Miodowa in Warsaw to the apostolic nunciature of Warsaw

5:30 p.m. Transfer by car from apostolic nunciature to the Presidential Palace of Warsaw

5:45 p.m. Courtesy visit to the president of the republic in the Presidential Palace of Warsaw

6:45 p.m. Transfer by car from the Presidential Palace of Warsaw to the Lutheran Church of the Holy Trinity in Warsaw

7 p.m. Ecumenical meeting in the Lutheran Church of the Holy Trinity in Warsaw. Greeting of the Holy Father

7:45 p.m. Transfer by car from the Lutheran Church of the Holy Trinity in Warsaw to the apostolic nunciature of Warsaw

8 p.m. Arrival to the apostolic nunciature of Warsaw

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Friday, May 26

8:45 a.m. Transfer by car from the apostolic nunciature to Pilsudski Square in Warsaw

9:15 a.m. Arrival to the sacristy set up in Pilsudski Square in Warsaw

9:30 a.m. Mass in Pilsudski Square in Warsaw. Homily by the Holy Father

11:45 a.m. Return to the sacristy set up in Pilsudski Square in Warsaw

Noon Transfer by car from Pilsudski Square to the apostolic nunciature in Warsaw

12:15 p.m. Arrival to the apostolic nunciature in Warsaw

3:15 p.m. Departure from the apostolic nunciature in Warsaw

3:30 p.m. Transfer by car from the apostolic nunciature to the Warsaw Airport/Okecie

3:45 p.m. Arrival to the Warsaw Airport/Okecie

4 p.m. Departure by helicopter from the Warsaw Airport/Okecie for Czestochowa

Czestochowa

5:15 p.m. Arrival at the heliport of Czestochowa. Transfer by car from the heliport of Czestochowa to the Convent of Jasna Gora

5:30 p.m. Visit to the Sanctuary of Jasna Gora. Meeting with the men and women religious, seminarians and representatives of movements of consecrated life at the Sanctuary of Jasna Gora. Address by the Holy Father

7 p.m. Transfer by car from the Convent of Jasna Gora to the heliport of Czestochowa

7:15 p.m. Departure in helicopter from the heliport of Czestochowa to Krakow

Krakow

8 p.m. Arrival at the heliport of Krakow. Transfer by car from the heliport to the House of the Archbishop in Krakow

8:30 p.m. Arrival at the House of the Archbishop in Krakow

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Saturday, May 27

7:30 a.m. Mass in private in the Chapel of the House of the Archbishop in Krakow

7:30 a.m. Departure by car from the House of the Archbishop in Krakow to Wadowice

Wadowice

10:30 a.m. Arrival at Wadowice. Visit to the Basilica of the Immaculate Conception of Wadowice. Visit to the birth home of John Paul II in Wadowice. Meeting with the citizens in Rynek Square in Wadowice. Address by the Holy Father

Kalwaria Zebrzydowska

11:30 a.m. Transfer by car from Rynek Square in Wadowice to Kalwaria Zebrzydowska

Noon Visit to the Sanctuary of the Madonna of Kalwaria in Kalwaria Zebrzydowska

Krakow

12:15 p.m. Transfer by car from Kalwaria Zebrzydowska to Krakow

1 p.m. Arrival at the Sanctuary of Divine Mercy of Krakow/Lagiewniki. Visit to the Sanctuary of Divine Mercy of Krakow/Lagiewniki

1:30 p.m. Transfer by car from the Sanctuary of Divine Mercy of Krakow/Lagiewniki to the House of the Archbishop in Krakow

1:45 p.m. Arrival at the House of the Archbishop in Krakow

5:45 p.m. Transfer by car from the House of the Archbishop in Krakow to the Cathedral of Wawel

6 p.m. Visit to the Cathedral of Wawel

6:30 p.m. Transfer by car from the Cathedral of Wawel to Blonie Park in Krakow

6:45 p.m. Arrival to Blonie Park in Krakow. Meeting with the youth

8:15 p.m. Transfer by car from Blonie Park to the House of the Archbishop in Krakow

8:30 p.m. Arrival at the House of the Archbishop in Krakow

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Sunday, May 28

9 a.m. Transfer by car from the House of the Archbishop to Blonie Park in Krakow

9:30 a.m. Arrival at the Sacristy set up in Blonie Park in Krakow

9:45 a.m. Mass in Blonie Park in Krakow. Homily by the Holy Father. Recital of the Regina Caeli in Blonie Park in Krakow. Comments by the Holy Father

Noon Return to the sacristy set up in Blonie Park in Krakow

12:15 p.m. Transfer by car from Blonie Park in Krakow to the House of the Archbishop

12:30 p.m. Arrival at the House of the Archbishop in Krakow

3:45 p.m. Departure from the House of the Archbishop in Krakow

4 p.m. Departure from the House of the Archbishop in Krakow for Auschwitz

5 p.m. Arrival at the site of the wartime concentration camp of Auschwitz. Visit to the concentration camp of Auschwitz. Visit to the Center for Dialogue and Prayer in Auschwitz

5:30 p.m. Prayer in memory of the victims of the concentration camp of Birkenau. Prayer and speech of the Holy Father

6:30 p.m. Departure by car from the concentration camp of Birkenau for Balice Airport (Krakow)

7:15 p.m. Arrival at Balice Airport (Krakow). Farewell ceremony at airport. Speech by the Holy Father

8 p.m. Departure by plane from Balice Airport (Krakow) for Ciampino (Rome)

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ITALY

Ciampino (Roma)

9:15 p.m. Arrival at Ciampino Airport (Rome)

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