to Mexico City and St. Louis

FRIDAY, Jan. 22

(Rome, Mexico City)

10:00 a.m. Central Standard Time (CST) / 3 a.m. Central European Standard Time (CET): Departure from Rome's Leonardo da Vinci International Airport for Mexico City.

4:15 p.m. CST — Arrival and welcoming ceremony at Benito Juárez International Airport in Mexico City. Speech by Pope.

6:30 p.m. CST — Signing of post-synodal apostolic exhortation for the Synod of Bishops for America, in a room at the apostolic nunciature in Mexico City.


(Mexico City)

11:00 a.m. CST — Mass marking the conclusion of the Synod of Bishops for America, in the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe. Homily by Pope.

7:00 p.m. CST — Courtesy visit to Mexican President Ernesto Zedillo at presidential residence, Los Pinos. Meeting with diplomatic corps in presidential residence.

SUNDAY, Jan. 24 (Mexico City)

11:15 a.m. CST — Mass at Hermanos Rodríguez Racetrack. Homily by Pope.

6:45 p.m. CST — Visit to the sick at Adolfo López Mateos Hospital. Message from the Pope to all the sick of Mexico.

MONDAY, Jan. 25 (Mexico City)

10:00 a.m. CST — Mass in garden of the apostolic nunciature.

1:30 p.m. CST — Meeting with cardinals and presidents of bishops' conferences of the Americas, in garden of apostolic nunciature.

6:00 p.m. CST — Meeting with representatives from all 20th-century generations, in Azteca Stadium. Speech by Pope.

TUESDAY, Jan. 26 (Mexico City, St. Louis)

8:00 a.m. CST — Private Mass in chapel of apostolic nunciature.

10:00 a.m. CST — Departure ceremony at Benito Juárez International Airport.

10:30 a.m. CST — Departure for St. Louis.

2:00 p.m. CST — Arrival at Lambert-St. Louis International Airport. Welcoming ceremony in the Air National Guard Hangar at the airport. Speech by Pope. Private meeting with U.S. President Clinton in a room of the Air National Guard Hangar.

6:45 p.m. CST — Meeting with youths at Kiel Center in St. Louis. Speech by Pope. Message from Pope for the sick children of Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital.

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 27 (St. Louis)

10:30 a.m. CST — Mass in Trans World Dome in St. Louis. Homily by Pope.

5:30 p.m. CST — Evening prayer service at Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis. Speech by Pope.

7:30 p.m. CST — Departure ceremony at Lambert-St. Louis International Airport.

8:30 p.m. CST — Departure for Rome.

THURSDAY, Jan. 28 (Rome)

1:00 a.m. CST / 6.00 a.m. CET — Arrival at Rome's Ciampino Airport.