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World Youth Day 2013: Pope Francis Rio visit agenda

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Pope Francis’ visit to Brazil – main events:

Monday:

  • Arrival and welcoming ceremony at Rio state governor’s palace

Tuesday

  • No scheduled public events

Wednesday:

Pope Francis was greeted by Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff at Rio de Janeiro airport

Pope Francis was greeted by Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff at Rio de Janeiro airport

 

  • Visit to the Shrine of Our Lady of the Conception of Aparecida and to the St Francis of Assisi of the Providence of God Hospital in Rio

Thursday:

  • Visit to the Varginha community in Rio, welcoming ceremony at the World Youth Day on Copacabana

Friday:

  • Meeting with young prisoners and a Way of the Cross ceremony on Copacabana

Saturday:

  • Meeting with Brazil’s leaders in Rio and a prayer vigil with young people

Sunday:

  • Holy Mass for the World Youth Day in Rio, farewell ceremony and departure for Rome

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