Papal Itinerary: Wednesday, April 16

Wednesday, April 16 (Washington, D.C.)

• Morning Mass in private in the chapel of the nunciature (no time given).

• 10:10 a.m. Transfer by car to the White House.

• 10:30 a.m. Welcoming ceremony on the South Lawn of the White House. Speech by pope, followed by a courtesy visit with the president in the Oval Office.

• Noon. Transfer by popemobile to the nunciature.

• 1 p.m. Lunch with the U.S. cardinals, officers of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops and the papal entourage at the nunciature.

• 4:45 p.m. Greeting representatives of Catholic charitable foundations at the nunciature.

• 5:15 p.m. Transfer by car and then by popemobile to the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception.

• 6:00 p.m. Celebration of vespers and meeting with the bishops of the United States in the basilica. Speech by pope.

• 7:30 p.m. Transfer by car to the nunciature.


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