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Itinerary

14/09/2012 12:48 pm

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The key venues for Pope Benedict XVI's Apostolic Visit to Lebanon from 14-16 September 2012. The Holy Father will sign and publish his Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation on the Middle East - a document born from an international meeting of Bishops in Rome convened to discuss the region back in 2010. Pope Benedict will meet with young people, dignitaries, diplomats and members of government as well as religious leaders and representatives from the world of culture.

Friday, 14 September 2012

Beirut

Welcoming ceremony
Beirut-Rafic Hariri International Airport

Harissa

Signing of the Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation
St. Paul's Basilica, Harissa

Saturday, 15 September 2012

Baabda

Courtesy Visit to the President of the Lebanese Republic
Ambassadors’ Hall, Presidential Palace, Baabda

Private meeting with the President of the Republic
Private meeting with the Speaker of the Parliament
Private meeting with the Prime Minister

Meeting with the Religious Leaders of the Muslim Community
Ambassadors’ Hall, Presidential Palace, Baabda

Meeting with members of the government, institutions of the Republic, the diplomatic corps, religious leaders and representatives of the world of culture
May 25th Hall, Presidential Palace, Baabda

Bzommar

Lunch with Patriarchs and Bishops of Lebanon, Members of the Special Assembly of the Synod of Bishops for the Middle East
Dining Hall, Armenian Catholic Patriarchate, Bzommar

Bkerké

Meeting Young People
The square across from the Maronite Patriarchate in Bkerké

Sunday, 16 September 2012

Beirut

Holy Mass and presentation of the Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation for the Middle East
Beirut City Centre Waterfront

Recitation of the Angelus

Harissa

Lunch with the Papal Retinue
Apostolic Nuncio in Harissa.

Charfat

Ecumenical Meeting
Hall of honor of the Syrian Catholic Patriarchate at Charfat

Beirut

Departure ceremony
Beirut-Rafic Hariri International Airport

Related Links

lbpapalvisit.com
Official website for Pope Benedict's Apostolic Visit to Lebanon 2012

vatican.va
Speeches, homilies and information from the official website for the Holy See

noursat.tv/en/
Lebanese Christian TV

catholicnews.org.uk/middle-east-analysis
Our Middle East Analysis podcast series

epektasis.net
Dr Harry Hagopian's website