"Hope-filled journey to Africa"

In Madagascar, Pope Francis visited Akamasoa, the "City of Friendship," where thousands of people have been helped to escape from inhuman poverty. With links to the Pope's homilies and addresses.

APOSTOLIC JOURNEY OF HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCIS
TO MOZAMBIQUE, MADAGASCAR AND MAURITIUS

(4 - 10 SEPTEMBER 2019)

Viaggio Apostolico del Santo Padre in Mozambico, Madagascar e Mauritius [4-10 settembre 2019] Viaggio Apostolico del Santo Padre in Mozambico, Madagascar e Mauritius [4-10 settembre 2019] Viaggio Apostolico del Santo Padre in Mozambico, Madagascar e Mauritius [4-10 settembre 2019]

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Wednesday, 4 September 2019

ROME - MAPUTO

8:00 Departure by plane from Rome-Fiumicino Airport for Maputo
18:30 Welcome ceremony at Maputo Airport

Thursday, 5 September 2019

MAPUTO

9:45 Courtesy Visit to the President at the “Ponta Vermelha” Palace
10:15 Meeting with Authorities, Civil Society and the Diplomatic Corps at the “Ponta Vermelha” Palace
11:00 Interreligious Meeting with the Youth at the Maxaquene Pavillon
Lunch at the Nunciature
16:15 Meeting with Bishops, Priests, Religious, Consecrated and Seminarians, Catechists and Animators at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception
17:25 Private visit to “Matthew 25” House

Friday, 6 September 2019

MAPUTO-ANTANANARIVO

8:45 Visit to Zimpeto Hospital
10:00 Holy Mass at Zimpeto Stadium
12:25 Farewell ceremony at Maputo Airport
12:40 Departure of the Papal Plane for Antananarivo
16:30 Welcome ceremony at Antananarivo Airport

Saturday, 7 September 2019

ANTANANARIVO

9:30 Courtesy Visit to the President at “Iavoloha” Presidential Palace
10:15 Meeting with Authorities, Civil Society and the Diplomatic Corps at the Ceremony Building
11:15 Midmorning Prayer at the Monastery of the Discalced Carmelites
Lunch at the Nunciature
16:00 Meeting with the Bishops of Madagascar at the Andohalo Cathedral
17:10 Visit to the Tomb of Blessed Victoire Rasoamanarivo
18:00 Vigil with the Youth on the diocesan grounds of Soamandrakizay

Sunday, 8 September 2019

ANTANANARIVO

10:00 Holy Mass on the diocesan grounds of Soamandrakizay
12:00 Angelus
Lunch with the papal entourage at the Nunciature
15:10 Visit to the City of Friendship - Akamasoa
16:00 Prayer for Workers at the Mahatzana work yard
17:10 Meeting with Priests, Religious, Consecrated and Seminarians at the Collège Saint Michel

Monday, 9 September 2019

ANTANANARIVO-PORT LOUIS-ANTANANARIVO

7:30 Departure by plane for Port Louis
10:40 Welcome ceremony at Port Louis Airport
12:15 Holy Mass at the Monument of Mary Queen of Peace
Lunch with the Bishops of CEDOI at the Bishop’s House
16:25 Private Visit to Père Laval Shrine
16:55 Courtesy Visit to the President at the Presidential Palace
17:15 Meeting with the Prime Minister at the Presidential Palace
17:40 Meeting with Authorities, Civil Society and the Diplomatic Corps at the Presidential Palace
18:45 Farewell ceremony at Port Louis Airport
19:00 Departure by plane for Antananarivo
20:00 Arrival at Antananarivo Airport

Tuesday, 10 September 2019

ANTANANARIVO-ROME

9:00 Farewell ceremony at Antananarivo Airport
9:20 Departure by plane for Rome/Ciampino Airport
19:00 Arrival at Rome/Ciampino Airport
Time zones


Rome: + 2h UTC
Maputo: + 2h UTC
Antananarivo: + 3h UTC
Port Louis: + 4h UTC

Bulletin of the Holy See Press Office, 28 June 2019

Bulletin of the Holy See Press Office, 5 August 2019