Apostolic Journey to Thailand and Japan

Links to all the interventions during Pope Francis' apostolic trip to Thailand and Japan (19 - 26 November).

Tuesday, 19 November 2019


19:00 Departure by plane from Rome Fiumicino Airport for Bangkok
Greeting to journalists on the flight to Bangkok

Wednesday, 20 November 2019


12:30 Arrival at Military Air Terminal 2 of Bangkok
12:30 Official welcome at Military Air Terminal 2 of Bangkok

Thursday, 21 November 2019


9:00 Welcome Ceremony in the Government House courtyard
9:15 Meeting with the Prime Minister in the "Inner Ivory Room" of the Government House
9:30 Meeting with Authorities, Civil Society and the Diplomatic Corps in the "Inner Santi Maitri" Hall of the Government House
10:00 Visit to the Supreme Buddhist Patriarch at Wat Ratchabophit Sathit Maha Simaram Temple
11:15 Meeting with the medical staff of St. Louis Hospital
12:00 Private visit to infirm and disabled people at St. Louis Hospital Lunch at the Apostolic Nunciature
Lunch at the Apostolic Nunciature
17:00 Private visit to His Majesty the King Maha Vajiralongkorn "Rama X" at Amphorn Royal Palace
18:00 Holy Mass in the National Stadium

Friday, 22 November 2019


10:00 Meeting with Priests, Religious, Seminarians and Catechists in St Peter’s Parish
11:00 Meeting with the Bishops of Thailand and FABC at the Blessed Nicholas Bunkerd Kitbamrung Shrine
11:50 Private meeting with the Members of the Society of Jesus in a hall close to the Shrine
Lunch at the Apostolic Nunciature
15:20 Meeting with the Leaders of the Christian denominations and Other Religions at Chulalongkorn University
17:00 Holy Mass with Young People in the Cathedral of the Assumption

Saturday, 23 November 2019


9:15 Farewell Ceremony at Military Air Terminal 2 of Bangkok
9:30 Departure by plane for Tokyo
17:40 Arrival at Tokyo-Haneda Airport
17:40 Welcome Ceremony at Tokyo-Haneda Airporta
18:30 Meeting with the Bishops at the Apostolic Nunciature

Sunday, 24 November 2019


7:20 Departure by plane for Nagasaki
9:20 Arrival at Nagasaki Airport
10:15 Message on nuclear weapons at the Atomic Bomb Hypocenter Park
10:45 Tribute to the Martyr Saints at the Martyrs’ Monument - Nishizaka Hill
Lunch at the Bishop’s House
14:00 Holy Mass in the Baseball Stadium
16:35 Departure by plane for Hiroshima
17:45 Arrival at Hiroshima Airport
18:40 Meeting for peace at the Peace Memorial
20:25 Departure by plane for Tokyo
21:50 Arrival at Tokyo-Haneda Airport

Monday, 25 November 2019


10:00 Meeting with the victims of Triple Disaster at "Bellesalle Hanzomon"
Private visit to Emperor Naruhito at the Imperial Palace
11:45 Meeting with Young People at the Cathedral of Holy Mary
Lunch with the Papal Delegation at the Nunciature
16:00 Holy Mass in the Tokyo Dome
Meeting with the Prime Minister at Kantei
Meeting with Authorities and the Diplomatic Corps at Kantei

Tuesday, 26 November 2019


7:45 Private Holy Mass with the Members of the Society of Jesus in the Chapel of Kulturzentrum of Sophia University
Breakfast and private meeting with the Collegium Maximum at Sophia University
9:40 Visit to the elderly and infirm priests at Sophia University
10:00 Visit to Sophia University
11:20 Farewell Ceremony at Tokyo-Haneda Airport
11:35 Departure by plane for Rome/Fiumicino
17:15 Arrival at Rome/Fiumicino Airport
Time zones

Rome: +1h UTC
Bangkok: +7h UTC
Tokyo: +9h UTC
Nagasaki: +9h UTC
Hiroshima: +9h UTC

Bulletin of the Holy See Press Office, 2 October 2019

Bulletin of the Holy See Press Office, 28 October 2019

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