Apostolic Journey of his Holiness Pope Francis to Mozambique, Madagascar and Mauritius

by | Aug 17, 2019 | Church, News, Pope

Pope Francis is less than a month away from starting his trip to Mozambique, Madagascar and Mauritius, in Africa. This trip is also significant for the Vincentian Family, as the Holy Father will visit, on September 8, the Vincentian work “the city of Good Friends” (Akamasoa), initiated by the Vincentian missionary Fr. Pedro Opeka.

We present the program of the visit:

Wednesday, 4 September 2019


8:00Departure by plane from Rome-Fiumicino Airport for Maputo
18:30Welcome ceremony at Maputo Airport

Thursday, 5 September 2019


9:45Courtesy Visit to the President at the “Ponta Vermelha” Palace
10:15Meeting with Authorities, Civil Society and the Diplomatic Corps at the Ponta Vermelha Palace
11:00Interreligious Meeting with the Youth at the Maxaquene Pavillon
Lunch at the Nunciature
16:15Meeting with Bishops, Priests, Religious, Consecrated and Seminarians, Catechists and Animatorsat the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception
17:25Private visit to “Matthew 25” House

Friday, 6 September 2019


8:45Visit to Zimpeto Hospital
10:00Holy Mass at Zimpeto Stadium
12:25Farewell ceremony at Maputo Airport
12:40Departure of the Papal Plane for Antananarivo
16:30Welcome ceremony at Antananarivo Airport

Saturday, 7 September 2019


9:30Courtesy Visit to the President at “Iavoloha” Presidential Palace
10:15Meeting with Authorities, Civil Society and the Diplomatic Corps at the Ceremony Building
11:15Midmorning Prayer at the Monastery of the Discalced Carmelites
Lunch at the Nunciature
16:00Meeting with the Bishops of Madagascar at the Andohalo Cathedral
17:10Visit to the Tomb of Blessed Victoire Rasoamanarivo
18:00Vigil with the Youth on the diocesan grounds of Soamandrakizay

Sunday, 8 September 2019


10:00Holy Mass on the diocesan grounds of Soamandrakizay
Lunch with the papal entourage at the Nunciature
15:10Visit to the City of Friendship – Akamasoa 
16:00Prayer for Workers at the Mahatzana work yard
17:10Meeting with Priests, Religious, Consecrated and Seminarians at the Collège Saint Michel

Monday, 9 September 2019


7:30Departure by plane for Port Louis
10:40Welcome ceremony at Port Louis Airport
12:15Holy Mass at the Monument of Mary Queen of Peace
Lunch with the Bishops of CEDOI at the Bishop’s House
16:25Private Visit to Père Laval Shrine 
16:55Courtesy Visit to the President at the Presidential Palace
17:15Meeting with the Prime Minister at the Presidential Palace
17:40Meeting with Authorities, Civil Society and the Diplomatic Corps at the Presidential Palace
18:45Farewell ceremony at Port Louis Airport
19:00Departure by plane for Antananarivo
20:00Arrival at Antananarivo Airport

Tuesday, 10 September 2019


9:00Farewell ceremony at Antananarivo Airport
9:20Departure by plane for Rome/Ciampino Airport
19:00Arrival at Rome/Ciampino Airport


Time zones
Rome:+ 2h UTC
Maputo:+ 2h UTC
Antananarivo:+ 3h UTC
Port Louis:+ 4h UTC


Source: Vatican Website. Originally posted on cmglobal.org