Pope Benedict XVI's Apostolic Journey to Lebanon
Friday, 09/14/12; Pope Benedict XVI Visits St. Paul's Basilica in Harissa
11:00am, Encore 10:00pm
Saturday, 09/15/12; Pope Benedict XVI Meets with Youth outside the Maronite Patriarchate of Bkerke
11:00am, Encore 4:00pm
Sunday, 09/16/12; Celebration of The Eucharist Presided by Pope Benedict XVI from Beirut City Center Waterfront followed by Presentation of the Apostolic Exhortation for the Middle East
2:30am, Encore 8:30pm
Pope Benedict XVI is to make an apostolic trip to Lebanon from September 14-16 in order to sign the Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation of the Special Assembly for the Middle East of the Synod of Bishops. The Pope will depart from Rome on Friday September 14th and land at the Rafik Hariri international airport in Beirut. Following the welcome ceremony he will travel to Harissa where he will visit the basilica of St. Paul and sign the Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation. On Saturday September 15th the Pope will meet with the president of Lebanon, as well as to the prime minister and the speaker of the parliament. He will also meet with the heads of Muslim communities before addressing representatives of the government and leaders of religious and cultural organizations. Benedict XVI will celebrate Mass at Beirut City Centre Waterfront and consign the Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation on Sunday September 16th. Pope Benedict will also preside at an ecumenical gathering in the Syro-Catholic Patriarchate of Charfet, before departing for Rome.
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