Pope Francis visits Cyprus and Greece


Pope Francis will travel to Cyprus from 2 to 4 December, visiting the city of Nicosia, and to Greece from 4 to 6 December, visiting Athens and the island of Lesbos. Pope Francis will visit the countries 'upon invitation by the civil and local ecclesiastical authorities' and the programme of the trip will be published in due course, the Vatican press office said.

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Event number: 49251
Date: 02 - 06/12/2021

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Thursday, 2 December

  • Larnaca International Airport: Official Welcome 13.00-13.20 GMT
  • Nicosia Maronite Cathedral of Our Lady of Grace : Meeting with priests, catechists and Ecclesial Associations and Movements of Cyprus14.00-15.00 GMT
  • Presidential Palace: Welcome Ceremony, Visit to the President of the Republic, Meeting with Authorities, Civil Society and Diplomatic Corps 15.15-16.30 GMT

Friday, 3 December

  • Nicosia Ortodox Archbishopric: courtesy visit to His Beatitude Chrysostomos II and meeting with the Holy Synod in the Ortodox Cathedral 06.30-07.30 GMT
  • Nicosia GSP Stadium: Holy Mass 07.45-09.30 GMT
  • Nicosia Parish Church of the Holy Cross: Ecumenical Prayer with migrants 14.00-15.15 GMT

Saturday, 4 December

  • Larnaca International Airport: Farewell ceremony 06.45-07.30 GMT

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