Pope Francis' itinerary in Cuba, Mexico

After historic meeting Friday, a week in Mexico


Pope Francis will spend the afternoon in Cuba and depart for Mexico City on Friday night. 

After a historic meeting in Havana with the Russian Orthodox Church Patriarch Kirill, he will be in Mexico for about a week. 

Pope Francis' itinerary according to Vatican spokesman Jesuit Rev. Federico Lombardi:

Friday, Feb. 12 (Rome, Havana, Mexico City)

1:45 a.m.: Departure from Rome’s Fiumicino airport.

2 p.m. Arrival at Jose Marti International Airport in Havana.

2:15 p.m. Private meeting with Patriarch Kirill.

4:30 p.m. Signing of a joint declaration. Speeches by patriarch and by pope.

5:30 p.m. Departure from Havana airport for Mexico City.

8:30 p.m. Arrival at Benito Juarez International Airport in Mexico City. Officials to greet pope.


Saturday, Feb. 13 (Mexico City)

10:30 a.m. Welcoming ceremony at the National Palace. Courtesy visit with the president of the republic.

11:15 a.m. Meeting with representatives of civil society and the diplomatic corps. Speech by pope.

12:30 p.m. Meeting with Mexico’s bishops in the city’s cathedral. Speech by pope.

6 p.m. Mass in the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe. Homily by pope.


Sunday, Feb. 14 (Ecatepec, Mexico City)

11:15 a.m. Transfer by helicopter to Ecatepec.

12:30 p.m. Mass in the area of the “study center” of Ecatepec. Homily by pope. Pope recites Angelus.

2 p.m. Lunch with the papal entourage in the Ecatepec diocesan seminary.

5:45 p.m. Transfer by helicopter to Mexico City.

6:15 p.m. Arrival in Mexico City.

6:45 p.m. Visit to the Federico Gomez Children’s Hospital of Mexico. Greeting by pope.


Monday, Feb. 15 (Tuxtla Gutierrez, San Cristobal de Las Casas)

8:30 a.m. Departure by plane for Tuxtla Gutierrez.

10:15 a.m. Transfer by helicopter to San Cristobal de Las Casas.

11:15 a.m. Mass at the city’s sports center with the indigenous community from Chiapas. Homily by pope.

2 p.m. Lunch with representatives of the indigenous community and the papal entourage.

4 p.m. Visit to the cathedral of San Cristobal de Las Casas.

4:35 p.m. Transfer by helicopter to Tuxtla Gutierrez.

5:15 p.m. Meeting with families at the Victor Manuel Reyna Stadium at Tuxtla Gutierrez. Speech by pope.

7:10 p.m.  Departure by plane for Mexico City.

9 p.m. Arrival at the Mexico City airport.


Tuesday, Feb. 16 (Morelia)

8:50 a.m.  Departure by airplane for Morelia.

11 a.m.  Mass with priests, seminarians, religious men and women, and consecrated persons. Homily by pope.

4:20 p.m. Visit to the city’s cathedral.

5:30 p.m. Meeting with young people at the Jose Maria Morelos Pavon Stadium. Speech by pope.

7:30 p.m. Departure by plane for Mexico City.

8:35 p.m. Arrival in Mexico City.


Wednesday, Feb. 17 (Ciudad Juarez)

9:35 a.m. Departure by plane for Ciudad Juarez.

Noon Arrival at Abraham Gonzalez International Airport in Ciudad Juarez.

12:30 p.m.  Visit to Cereso prison. Speech by pope.

2 p.m. Meeting with workers and employers at the Colegio de Bachilleres of the Mexican state of Chihuahua. Speech by pope.

6 p.m. Mass at the fairgrounds of Ciudad Juarez. Homily and greeting by pope.

9 p.m.  Departure ceremony at the Ciudad Juarez International Airport.

9:15 p.m.  Departure by plane for Rome.


Thursday, Feb. 18 (Rome)

8:45 a.m. Arrival at Rome’s Ciampino Airport.



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