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Pope’s Schedule for Apostolic Journey to Asia and Oceania

Pope Francis’ complete schedule for his journey to Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, Timor-Leste and Singapore is released.

By Francesca Merlo

Four countries in less than two weeks: September will be a busy month for Pope Francis, and for the faithful of the four countries preparing to welcome him as he visits them on his 45th Apostolic Journey abroad: Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, Timor-Leste and Singapore.

Departing from Rome on 2 September, Pope Francis will first make his way to Indonsesia, landing in the capital, Jakarta. Then, on 6 September, he will travel to Port Moresby to greet the faithful of the Pacific island nation of Papua New Guinea, where he will remain until 9 September. From there he will fly to Dili, the capital city of Timore Leste. Then, from Dili, Pope Francis will travel to Singapore for the final leg of his journey, from 11 to 13 of September, on which day he will return home, back to Rome. 

Below is a full schedule of the Holy Father’s journey:

Monday, 2 September 2024ROME
17:15Departure by airplane from Rome/Fiumicino International Airport to Jakarta  
  
  
Tuesday, 3 September 2024JAKARTA
11:30Arrival at Jakarta Soekarno-Hatta International Airport
11:30OFFICIAL WELCOME
 
 
Wednesday, 4 September 2024JAKARTA
09:30WELCOME CEREMONY outside the Istana Merdeka Presidential Palace
10:00COURTESY VISIT TO THE PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC at Istana Merdeka Presidential Palace
10:35MEETING WITH THE AUTHORITIES, CIVIL SOCIETY AND THE DIPLOMATIC CORPS in the Istana Negara Presidential Palace HallAddress of the Holy Father
11:30PRIVATE MEETING WITH MEMBERS OF THE SOCIETY OF JESUS in the Apostolic Nunciature
16:30MEETING WITH BISHOPS, PRIESTS, DEACONS, CONSECRATED PERSONS, SEMINARIANS AND CATECHISTS in the Cathedral of Our Lady of the AssumptionAddress of the Holy Father
17:35MEETING WITH THE YOUNG PEOPLE OF SCHOLAS OCCURRENTES in the Youth Centre Grha Pemuda
 
 
Thursday, 5 September 2024JAKARTA
09:00INTERRELIGIOUS MEETING in the Istiqlal MosqueAddress of the Holy Father
10:15MEETING WITH BENEFICIARIES FROM CHARITABLE ORGANIZATIONS in the Indonesian Bishops’ Conference Headquarters
17:00HOLY MASS in Gelora Bung Karno StadiumHomily of the Holy Father
 
 
Friday, 6 September 2024JAKARTA – PORT MORESBY
09:15FAREWELL CEREMONY at Jakarta Soekarno-Hatta International Airport
09:45Departure by airplane from Jakarta Soekarno-Hatta International Airport to Port Moresby  
18:50Arrival at Port Moresby Jacksons International Airport
18:50WELCOME CEREMONY
 
 
Saturday, 7 September 2024PORT MORESBY
09:45COURTESY VISIT TO THE GOVERNOR GENERAL at Government House
10:25MEETING WITH THE AUTHORITIES, CIVIL SOCIETY AND THE DIPLOMATIC CORPS in APEC HausAddress of the Holy Father
17:00VISIT TO THE CHILDREN OF STREET MINISTRY AND CALLAN SERVICES at Caritas Technical Secondary School
17:40MEETING WITH THE BISHOPS OF PAPUA NEW GUINEA AND SOLOMON ISLANDS, PRIESTS, DEACONS, CONSECRATED PERSONS, SEMINARIANS AND CATECHISTS in the Shrine of Mary Help of ChristiansAddress of the Holy Father
 
 
Sunday, 8 September 2024PORT MORESBY – VANIMO
07:30VISIT OF THE PRIME MINISTER at the Apostolic Nunciature
08:45HOLY MASS in the Sir John Guise StadiumHomily of the Holy FatherAngelus
13:00Departure by airplane from Port Moresby Jacksons International Airport to Vanimo  
15:15Arrival at Vanimo Airport
15:30MEETING WITH THE FAITHFUL OF THE DIOCESE OF VANIMO at the Esplanade in front of Holy Cross CathedralAddress of the Holy Father
16:50PRIVATE MEETING WITH A GROUP OF MISSIONARIES in the Holy Trinity Humanities School in Baro
17:40Departure by airplane from Vanimo Airport to Port Moresby  
19:55Arrival at Port Moresby Jacksons International Airport
  
  
Monday, 9 September 2024PORT MORESBY – DILI
09:45MEETING WITH YOUNG PEOPLE in the Sir John Guise StadiumAddress of the Holy Father
11:10FAREWELL CEREMONY at Port Moresby Jacksons International Airport
11:40Departure by airplane from Port Moresby Jacksons International Airport to Dili  
14:10Arrival at Dili Presidente Nicolau Lobato International Airport
14:10OFFICIAL WELCOME
18:00WELCOME CEREMONY outside the Presidential Palace
18:30COURTESY VISIT TO THE PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC at the Presidential Palace
19:00MEETING WITH THE AUTHORITIES, CIVIL SOCIETY AND THE DIPLOMATIC CORPS in the Presidential Palace HallAddress of the Holy Father
 
 
Tuesday, 10 September 2024DILI
08:45VISIT TO CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES OF THE IRMÃS ALMA SCHOOL
09:30MEETING WITH BISHOPS, PRIESTS, DEACONS, CONSECRATED PERSONS, SEMINARIANS AND CATECHISTS in the Cathedral of the Immaculate ConceptionAddress of the Holy Father
10:45PRIVATE MEETING WITH MEMBERS OF THE SOCIETY OF JESUS in the Apostolic Nunciature
16:30HOLY MASS at the Esplanade of Taci ToluHomily of the Holy Father
 
 
Wednesday, 11 September 2024DILI – SINGAPORE
09:30MEETING WITH YOUNG PEOPLE in Centro de ConvençõesAddress of the Holy Father
10:45FAREWELL CEREMONY at Dili Presidente Nicolau Lobato International Airport
11:15Departure by airplane from Dili Presidente Nicolau Lobato International Airport to Singapore  
14:15Arrival at Singapore Changi International Airport
14:15OFFICIAL WELCOME
18:15PRIVATE MEETING WITH MEMBERS OF THE SOCIETY OF JESUS in Saint Francis Xavier Retreat Centre
 
 
Thursday, 12 September 2024SINGAPORE
09:00WELCOME CEREMONY at Parliament House
09:30COURTESY VISIT TO THE PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC
09:55MEETING WITH THE PRIME MINISTER
10:30MEETING WITH THE AUTHORITIES, CIVIL SOCIETY AND THE DIPLOMATIC CORPS in the theatre of the Cultural Centre of the National University of SingaporeAddress of the Holy Father
17:15HOLY MASS in Singapore SportsHub National StadiumHomily of the Holy Father
 
 
Friday, 13 September 2024SINGAPORE – ROME
09:15VISIT TO A GROUP OF ELDERLY AND SICK PEOPLE at Saint Theresa’s Home
10:00INTERRELIGIOUS MEETING WITH YOUNG PEOPLE in the Catholic Junior CollegeAddress of the Holy Father
11:20FAREWELL CEREMONY at Singapore Changi International Airport
11:50Departure by airplane from Singapore Changi International Airport to Rome  
18:25Arrival at Rome/Fiumicino International Airport

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