SCHEDULE OF POPE JOHN PAUL II'S TRIP TO LEBANON
SATURDAY , MAY 10th
8:00 am. (11:00 pm) Depart Rome LDV Airport
12: 1 5 pm (2:15 am) Arrive Beirut International Airport
1:00 p.m. (3:00 a.m.) Welcoming ceremony at Presidential Palace at Baabda - speech by Pope
1:30 pm (3:30 am.) Meeting with Lebanese President Elias Hrawi at Presidential Palace.
1:50p.m. (3:50 am.) - Meeting with President of Chamber of Deputies at Presidential Palace
2:05 p.m. (4:05 a.m.) - Meeting with Prime Minister Rafic Hariri at Presidential Palace
2:20 p.m. (4:20 a.m.) - Meeting with leaders of Muslim religious communities at Presidential Palace.
2:50 p.m. (4:50 a.m.) - Transfer by helicopter from Pres. Palace to Heliport at Bkeke.
3:05 p.m (5:05 a.m.) - Arrival at Bkerke Heliport, in front of patriarchal Residence, and transfer to Apostolic Nunciature in Harissa
7:00p.m. (9:00 am.) Prayer meeting with youth of Lebanon and signing of post-synodal apostolic exhortation in Basilica of Our Lady of Lebanon in Harissa. Talk by Pope.
SUNDAY. MAY 11th
9:30 a.m. (11:30 pm) - Mass marking the conclusion of special Synod of Bishops for Lebanon; Open area near Martyrs' Square and Naval Base in Beirut. Sermon by Pope. Recital of Regina Coeli. Talk by Pope.
12:30p.m. (2:30 am) - Depart by helicopter from Naval base to Patriarchal Residence in Bkerke
12:45 p.m. (2:45 am) - Arrival at Patriarchal residence in Bkerke.
1:30 p.m. (3:30 am) - Meeting with members of the Assembly of Catholic Patriarchs and Bishops in Lebanon at Patriarchal residence.
5:00 p.m.(7:00 am) - Ecumenical meeting in Apostolic Nunciature in Harissa.
5:45 p.m.(7:45 am) - Blessing of new Chapel in Apostolic Nunciature.
6:40 p.m.(8:40 am) - Transfer by helicopter from Bkerke to Beirut International Airport.
7:00 p.rn.(9:00 am) -Arrival at Beirut int. Airport; departure ceremony and speech by Pope.
7:30 p.m.(9:30 pm) - Departure from Beirut int. Airport for Rome.
10:15 pm. (12:15pm)- Arrival at Rome Ciampino Airport.