Pope’s Itinerary for 2011 WYD Madrid Released

February 11, 2011 11:28 am
 
Papal Itinerary for WYD 2011
 
THURSDAY, AUGUST 18
12:00 Arrival at Barajas Airport.
Welcome Ceremony at the State Hall.
12:40 Entrance into Madrid in Popemobile and arrival at Nunciature.
19:00 Welcome Ceremony with youth at Cibeles.
In Plaza de la Independencia (near Cibeles), he will pass through the Puerta de Alcalá with youth from all the continents. After this event, he will travel in Popemobile to Plaza de Cibeles.
 
FRIDAY, AUGUST 19
11:30 Meeting with young religious sisters in “Patio de los Reyes” at the Monastery of El Escorial.
Meeting with 2,000 young college teachers in the Basilica.
19:30 Stations of the Cross in Plaza de Cibeles.
 
SATURDAY, AUGUST 20
10:00 Mass for seminarians in the Cathedral of “La Almudena”.
19:40 Visit to the “Fundación Instituto San José”, a center for people with disabilities run by the Hospitaller Order of St John of God
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20:30 Prayer Vigil with youth at Cuatro Vientos Air Base.
 
SUNDAY, AUGUST 21
09:00 Arrival at Cuatro Vientos and Popemobile tour of the area.
09:30 Closing Mass of WYD begins.
17:30 Meeting with World Youth Day volunteers at the IFEMA Fairgrounds.
18:30 Official Farewell Ceremony at Barajas Airport.