ITINERARY FOR JUBILEE PILGRIMAGE TO HOLY LAND
VATICAN CITY, MAR 6, 2000 (VIS) - The itinerary for Pope
March 20- 26 Jubilee pilgrimage to the Holy Land was published
Monday, March 20
9 a.m.: Departure for Amman, Jordan
2 p.m.: Arrival Amman, and welcome ceremony.
3:15 p.m.: Private visit to monastery on Mount
Nebo at Madaba.
6:15 p.m. Courtesy visit to king of Jordan.
Tuesday, March 21
9 a.m.: Mass in Amman Stadium.
12 noon: Meeting with patriarch and bishops
in Latin Vicariate of
3:45 p.m.: Visit to Wadi-Al-Kharrar in the
Valley of Jordan.
4:30 p.m.: Farewell ceremony.
5 p.m.: Departure for Tel Aviv.
5:30 p.m.: Arrival at Tel Aviv and welcome
6:20 p.m.: Departure by helicopter for Jerusalem.
6:45 p.m.: Arrival in Jerusalem.
Wednesday, March 22
8:15 a.m.: Departure for Bethlehem (Autonomous
Territories of the
Palestinian National Authority).
8:30 a.m.: Arrival in Bethlehem and welcome
10 a.m.: Mass in Manger Square in front of
the Basilica of the
Nativity in Bethlehem.
3:45 p.m.: Private visit to the Grotto of
the Nativity in Bethlehem.
4:15 p.m.: Courtesy visit to the president
of the Palestinian
5:15 p.m.: Visit to the refugee camp of Deheisha.
6:30 p.m.: Departure ceremony from Bethlehem
Thursday, March 23
8:30 a.m.: Mass in private in the chapel of
the Cenacle in
11 a.m.: Courtesy visit to the two chief rabbis
11:30 a.m.: Courtesy visit to president of
12:30 p.m.: Visit to the Hall of Remembrance
of Yad Vashem.
5:45 p.m.: Inter-religious encounter.
Friday, March 24
8:15 a.m.: Departure for Korazim.
10 a.m.: Mass for Youth at the Domus Galilaeae
on the Mount of the
Beatitudes at Korazim.
4 p.m.: Meeting with the prime minister of
4:45 p.m.: Private visit to the Church of
the Multiplication of the
Loaves of Tabgha.
5:10 p.m.: Private visit to the Church of
the Primacy of Peter in
5:40 p.m.: Private visit to Shrine of the
House of St. Peter in
6:15 p.m.: Departure for Jerusalem.
Saturday, March 25
8:15 a.m.: Departure for Nazareth.
9:20 a.m.: Prayer in the Grotto of the Annunciation
10 a.m.: Mass in the Basilica of the Annunciation
12:50 p.m.: Departure for Jerusalem.
5 p.m.: Greetings to the consuls general of
the Apostolic delegation
5:30 p.m.: Private visit to the Basilica of
the Garden of
6 p.m.: Ecumenical encounter in the Throne
Room of the Greek
Orthodox Patriarchate of Jerusalem.
Sunday, March 26
10 a.m.: Courtesy visit to the grand mufti
10:30 a.m.: Visit to the Western Wall of Jerusalem.
11:30 a.m.: Mass in the Church of the Holy
Sepulchre of Jerusalem,
and recitation of the angelus.
2:30 p.m.: Meeting with patriarchs and bishops
in the Latin
Patriarchate of Jerusalem.
6 p.m.: Departure for Tel Aviv.
6:30 p.m.: Farewell ceremony at Tel Aviv.
10:45 p.m.: Arrival at Rome's Ciampino Airport.
The following note was added at the end of the itinerary:
"The eventual inclusion of a brief visit by the Holy Father to Al-Maghtas,
in the Jordan Valley near Jericho, is still under study by the authorities
in whose jurisdiction this lies. The decision will be communicated as soon
as it has been taken."