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


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

Thursday, 5 September 2019


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

Friday, 6 September 2019


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

Saturday, 7 September 2019


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

Sunday, 8 September 2019


10:00 Holy Mass on the diocesan grounds of Soamandrakizay
12:00 Angelus
Lunch with the papal entourage at the Nunciature
15:10 Visit to the City of Friendship – Akamasoa 
16:00 Prayer for Workers at the Mahatzana work yard
17:10 Meeting with Priests, Religious, Consecrated and Seminarians at the Collège Saint Michel

Monday, 9 September 2019


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

Tuesday, 10 September 2019


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