Cuba gives the details of the program for the pope´s visit
- Submitted by: Juana
- 08 / 12 / 2015
Cuba offered new details of the itinerary of Pope Francis during the apostolic visit that will take place from 19 to 22 September, a historic trip after the restoration of relations with the US, while the island prepares its streets and squares to welcome the pontiff.
The program of Pope Francis since his arrival at Jose Marti International Airport in Havana until his farewell in the eastern city of Santiago de Cuba, was published on Monday by the government preparatory commission of the visit on the website of the Cuban Foreign Ministry.
The Holy Father will be welcomed in Havana at 16:00 local time on Saturday September 19 and an hour later, he will be on his way to his accommodation at the seat of the Apostolic Nunciature, where his Vatican predecessors stayed during their stay on the Caribbean island.
Francis will visit Cuba on the 80th anniversary of uninterrupted diplomatic relations with the Vatican Island, and he will be the third pope to travel to Cuba in the last 17 years, after John Paul II, in January 1998, and Benedict XVI, in March 2012.