Apostolic Journey to the Kingdom of Bahrain

Links to Pope Francis' homilies and addresses on his apostolic journey to the Kingdom of Bahrain 3-6 November 2022.

"The Kingdom of Bahrain Declaration acknowledges in this regard that, 'religious faith is a blessing to all mankind and the foundation for peace in the world.' I am here today as a believer, as a Christian, as a man and as a pilgrim of peace, because today, more than ever, we are called, everywhere, to commit ourselves seriously to peacemaking. Your Majesty, Your Royal Highnesses, distinguished authorities and friends, I thus make my own and share with you, as my hope and prayer for these greatly-desired days of my visit in the Kingdom of Bahrain, a fine passage of the same Declaration. It reads: 'We commit to working for a world where people of sincere belief join together to reject that which divides us and concentrate instead on celebrating and expanding on that which unites us.' So may it be, with the blessing of the Most High! Shukran! [Thank you!]" (Pope Francis, Meeting with civil authorities and the diplomatic corps, 3 November 2022).

Thursday, 3 November 2022

Departure by airplane from Rome/Fiumicino International Airport to Awali
Arrival at Sakhir Air Base in Awali
Official Welcome
Courtesy visit to His Majesty the King of Bahrain at Sakhir Royal Palace
Welcome Ceremony in the courtyard of Sakhir Royal Palace

Friday, 4 November 2022

Private meeting with the Grand Imam of Al-Azhar in the Papal Residence within the grounds of Sakhir Royal Palace
Ecumenical meeting and Prayer For Peace in Our Lady of Arabia Cathedral

Saturday, 5 November 2022

Holy Mass at Bahrain National Stadium
Meeting with the Youth in Sacred Heart School

Sunday, 6 November 2022

Farewell Ceremony at Sakhir Air Base in Awali
Departure by airplane from Sakhir Air Base to Rome
Arrival at Rome/Fiumicino International Airport