Skip to comments.Pope to Attend Ecumenical Meetings and Meet Poor Children on Visit to Albania
Posted on 08/01/2014 6:55:22 AM PDT by marshmallow
The schedule for Francis trip to the Albanian capital Tirana on 21 September has been released. Archbishop Mirdita said the Albanian martyr Church is an example of coexistence
On his forthcoming trip to the Albanian capital, Tirana, on Sunday 21 September, Pope Francis will meet with State and religious leaders, the local clergy and some children who are being cared for in various charity organisations. The Holy See Press Office has published the full schedule of the Popes one-day visit, during which he will give six speeches.
Francis will depart from Romes Fiumicino airport at 7:30 am (CET) and will arrive at Tiranas Mother Teresa international airport at 9 am. Here. The Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama will be there to welcome him. At 9:30 am there will be a welcome ceremony in the square in front of the Presidential Palace, after which the Pope will pay a courtesy visit to the President, Bujar Nishani in the Green Study. At 10 am Francis will have a meeting with the countrys political leaders and will deliver his first speech.
At 11 am, the Pope will celebrate mass in in Mother Teresa Square and the Angelus prayer will follow after another brief speech. At 1:30 pm Francis will meet and lunch with Albanian bishops in the Apostolic Nunciature.
At 4 pm the Pope will meet with leaders of other religions and Christian denominations at the Catholic University Our Lady of Good Counsel. At 5 pm he will celebrate Vespers with priests, religious sisters and brothers, seminarians, and members of various lay movements at St. Pauls Cathedral. At 6:30 pm he is due to meet with children from the Centro Betania, along with representatives from other charitable institutions of Albania. The Pope will give a speech on each of these three occasions.
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Albania: Mother Theresa's homeland. They need a "Mother Theresa" THERE.
Albania: mostly Muslim.
So... when’s the pope heading over to Mosul to give support to the Christians under threat of genocide?