The Pope’s Trip
BY Jim Cosgrove
January 3-9, 1999 Issue | Posted 1/3/99 at 2:00 PM
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.
SATURDAY, Jan. 23
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.
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