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Benedict XVI's Itinerary for Turkey Trip

11/28/2006 - 6:00 AM PST


Tuesday-to-Friday Visit

VATICAN CITY, NOV. 28, 2006 (Zenit) - Here is the program of Benedict XVI's fifth international apostolic journey, which will take him to Turkey from Tuesday to Friday.

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Tuesday, Nov. 28

Fiumicino (Rome)

9 a.m. Departure from Leonardo Da Vinci International Airport of Rome/Fiumicino to Ankara

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1 p.m. Arrival at Esemboga International Airport

-- Visit to the Atatürk Mausoleum
-- Welcome ceremony and courtesy visit to the President of the Republic
-- Meeting with the Vice Prime Minister
-- Meeting with the President of Religious Affairs (Address of the Holy Father)
-- Meeting with the Diplomatic Corps (Address of the Holy Father)
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Wednesday, Nov. 29


-- Holy Mass (Homily of the Holy Father)


-- Moment of prayer at the Patriarchal Church of St. George and private meeting with H.H. Bartholomew I (Greeting of the Holy Father)

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Thursday, Nov. 30

-- Divine Liturgy at the Patriarchal Church of St. George (Address of the Holy Father, and Joint Declaration)
-- Visit to the Museum of Saint Sofia

-- Visit to the Blue Mosque
-- Moment of prayer at the Armenian Apostolic Cathedral and meeting with H.B. Patriarch Mesrob II (Greeting of the Holy Father)

-- Meeting with H.E. the Syrian Orthodox Metropolitan
-- Meeting with the Grand Rabbi of Turkey
-- Meeting and dinner with the members of the Catholic episcopal conference

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Friday, Dec. 1

-- Holy Mass at the Cathedral of the Holy Spirit (Homily of the Holy Father)
-- Farewell ceremony at the Airport of Istanbul
-- 1:15 p.m. Departure from the Airport of Istanbul to Rome

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Ciampino (Rome)

3:45 p.m. Arrival at the Airport of Ciampino (Rome)


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