Apostolic Journey to Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia

From September 22-25, Pope Francis carried out an apostolic visit to the Baltic states. Links to all the addresses and homilies.

From the Pope

Saturday, 22 September 2018

ROME-VILNIUS

7:30Departure by air from Rome-Fiumicino Airport for Vilnius
Greeting to journalists on the flight to Vilnius
11:30Arrival at Vilnius International Airport
Welcome ceremony
12:10Courtesy visit to the President in the Presidential Palace
12:40Meeting with the Authorities, with civil Society and with the Diplomatic Corps in the square in front of the Presidential Palace
16:30Visit to the Mater Misericordiae Shrine
17:30Meeting with young peoplein the Square in front of the Cathedral
18:40Visit to the Cathedral

Sunday, 23 September 2018

VILNIUS-KAUNAS-VILNIUS

8:15Transfer by car to Kaunas
10:00Holy Massin Santakos Park in Kaunas
12:00Angelus in Santakos Park in Kaunas
12:35Lunch with the Bishops in the Palace of the Curia
15:00Meeting with Priests, Men and Women Religious, Consecrated Persons and Seminariansin the Cathedral of Kaunas
16:00Transfer to the Museum of Occupations and Freedom Fights in Vilnius
17:30Visit and prayer in the Museum of Occupations and Freedom Fights
Words spoken from the window of the Nunciature in Vilnius

Monday, 24 September 2018

VILNIUS-RIGA-VILNIUS

7:20Departure by air from Vilnius International Airport for Riga
8:20Arrival at Riga International Airport
Official welcome
8:50Welcome ceremony in the Courtyard of the Presidential Palace
9:05Courtesy visit to the President in the Presidential Palace
9:30Meeting with the civil Authorities, civil Society and the Diplomatic Corpsin the Reception Hall of the Presidential Palace
10:10Laying of flowers and ceremony at the Monument to Freedom
10:40Ecumenical prayerin the Rigas Doms
11:50Visit to the catholic Saint James’ Cathedral
12:30Lunch with the bishops in the Archdiocesan House of the Holy Family
14:30Transfer by helicopter from Riga Harbour helipad to the Shrine of the Mother of God, Aglona
16:30Holy Massin the area of the Shrine of the Mother of God, Aglona
18:30Farewell ceremony in the Aglona heliport
18:45Transfer by helicopter to Vilnius International Airport

Tuesday, 25 September 2018

VILNIUS-TALLINN-ROME

8:15Farewell ceremony in Vilnius International Airport
8:30Departure by air from Vilnius International Airport for Tallinn
9:50Arrival at Tallinn International Airport
Official welcome
10:15Welcome ceremony in the Square in front of the Presidential Palace
10:30Courtesy visit to the President in the Presidential Palace
11:00Meeting with the civil Authorities, civil Society and the Diplomatic Corps in the Rose Garden of the Presidential Palace
11:50Ecumenical meeting with young people in the Kaarli Lutheran Church
13:00Lunch with the papal entourage in the Convent of the Brigidine Sisters in Pirita
15:15Meeting with those assisted by the Charitable Works of the Churchin the Cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul
16:30Holy Massin Freedom Square
18:30Farewell ceremony in Tallin International Airport
18:45Departure by air from Tallinn International Airport for Rome
21:20Arrival at Rome-Ciampino International Airport

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