Francis is set to visit Mexico in February 2016
Here is the Pope’s itinerary for his visit to Mexico, which will take place from February 12-17 (Times listed are local):
Friday, Feb 12 (Rome, Mexico City)
— 7.45am Departure from Rome’s Fiumicino airport.
— 2pm Arrival at Jose Marti International Airport in Havana.
— 2.15pm Private meeting with Patriarch Kirill.
— 4.30pm Signing of a joint declaration. Speeches by patriarch and by pope.
— 5.30pm Departure from Havana airport for Mexico City.
— 7.30pm Arrival at “Benito Juarez” International Airport in Mexico City. Officials to greet Pope.
Saturday, Feb 13 (Mexico City)
— 9.30am Welcoming ceremony at the National Palace. Courtesy visit with the president of the republic.
— 10.15am Meeting with representatives of civil society and the diplomatic corps. Speech by Pope.
— 11.30am Meeting with Mexico’s bishops in the city’s cathedral. Speech by Pope.
— 5pm Mass in the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe. Homily by Pope.
Sunday, Feb 14 (Mexico City, Ecatepec, Mexico City)
— 9.20am Transfer by helicopter to Ecatepec.
— 10.30am Mass in the area of the “study center” of Ecatepec. Homily by Pope. Pope recites Angelus.
— 12.50pm Transfer by helicopter to Mexico City.
— 1.10pm Arrival in Mexico City.
— 4.30pm Visit to the Federico Gomez Children’s Hospital of Mexico. Greeting by Pope.
— 6pm Meeting in the National Auditorium with representatives of culture. Speech by Pope.
Monday, Feb 15 (Mexico City, Tuxtla Gutierrez, San Cristobal de Las Casas, Mexico City)
— 7.30am Departure by plane for Tuxtla Gutierrez.
— 9.15am Transfer by helicopter to San Cristobal de Las Casas.
— 10.15am Mass at the city’s sports center with the indigenous community from Chiapas. Homily by Pope.
— 1pm Lunch with representatives of the indigenous community and the papal entourage.
— 3pm Visit to the cathedral of San Cristobal de Las Casas.
— 3.35pm Transfer by helicopter to Tuxtla Gutierrez.
— 4.15pm Meeting with families at the Victor Manuel Reyna Stadium at Tuxtla Gutierrez. Speech by Pope.
— 6.10pm Departure by plane for Mexico City.
— 8pm Arrival at the Mexico City airport.
Tuesday, Feb 16 (Mexico City, Morelia, Mexico City)
— 7.50am Departure by airplane for Morelia.
— 10am Mass with priests, seminarians, religious men and women, and consecrated persons. Homily by Pope.
— 3.15pm Visit to the city’s cathedral.
— 4.30pm Meeting with young people at the Jose Maria Morelos Pavon Stadium. Speech by Pope.
— 6.55pm Departure by plane for Mexico City.
— 8pm Arrival in Mexico City.
Wednesday, Feb 17 (Mexico City, Ciudad Juarez)
— 8.35am Departure by plane for Ciudad Juarez.
— 10am Arrival at Abraham Gonzalez International Airport in Ciudad Juarez.
— 10.30am Visit to Cereso prison. Speech by Pope.
— 12pm Meeting with workers and employers at the Colegio de Bachilleres of the Mexican state of Chihuahua. Speech by Pope.
— 4pm Mass at the fairgrounds of Ciudad Juarez. Homily and greeting by Pope.
— 7pm Departure ceremony at the Ciudad Juarez International Airport.
— 7.15pm Departure by plane for Rome.
Thursday, Feb 18 (Rome)
— 2.45pm Arrival at Rome’s Ciampino Airport.