Pope Francis in Kenya: Full schedule for Papal visit

Pope Francis at Varginha
Pope Francis at Varginha in southwest Minas Gerais state, Brazil during WYD 2013. Photo by Tânia Rêgo/ABr.

Pope Francis is scheduled to land in Kenya today (25 November) at the start of his five day African visit.

The Kenyan government have announced that Thursday (26 November) will be a national holiday in honour of the Pope’s visit.

For those of you interested in the Papal visit, and maybe wanting to catch a glimpse of His Holiness, here is the Pope’s schedule for his time in our country:

Wednesday, November 25 2015

7.45am Departure from Rome Fiumicino to Nairobi, Kenya

5pm Arrival at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi
Welcome ceremony at the State House

6pm Courtesy visit to the President of the Republic at the State House in Nairobi

6.30pm Meeting with the civil authorities of Kenya and with the diplomatic corps

Thursday, November 26 2015

8.15am Interreligious and Ecumenical Meeting in the Salon of the Apostolic Nunciature in Nairobi

10am Holy Mass on the Campus of the University of Nairobi

3.45pm Meeting with clergy, religious men and women, and seminarians, at the athletic field of St Mary’s School

5.30pm Visit to the United Nations Office in Nairobi (U.N.O.N.)

Friday, November 27 2015

8.30am Visit to the poor neighbourhood of Kangemi in Nairobi

10.00am Meeting with young people in Kasarani Stadium

11.15am Meeting with the Bishops of Kenya in the VIP room of the Stadium

3.10pm Farewell ceremony at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi

3.15pm Departure by air from Nairobi for Entebbe

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