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APOSTOLIC JOURNEY OF HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCIS
to the DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO and SOUTH SUDAN
(Ecumenical Peace Pilgrimage to the South Sudanese Land and People)

2 - 7 JULY 2022

At the request of his doctors, and in order not to jeopardize the results of the therapy that he is undergoing for his knee, the Holy Father has been forced to postpone, with regret, his Apostolic Journey to the Democratic Republic of Congo and to South Sudan, planned for 2 to 7 July, to a later date to be determined”.

[Declaration of the Director of the Holy See Press Office, 10 June 2022]

Apostolic Journey of His Holiness Pope Francis to the Democratic Republic of Congo and South Sudan (Ecumenical Peace Pilgrimage to the South Sudanese Land and People) (2 - 7 July 2022)

 

 

Saturday, 2 July 2022

ROME - KINSHASA

9:30 Departure by airplane from Rome/Fiumicino International Airport to Kinshasa
16:00 Arrival at Kinshasa International Airport
16:00 Official Welcome at Kinshasa "Ndjili" International Airport
17:30 Welcome Ceremony at the "Palais de la Nation" in Kinshasa
17:45 Courtesy Visit to the President of the Republic in the "Salle Présidentielle" of the "Palais de la Nation" in Kinshasa  
18:30 Meeting with the Authorities and the Diplomatic Corps in the garden of the "Palais de la Nation" in Kinshasa
19:15 Private Meeting with the Members of the Society of Jesus in the Apostolic Nunciature in Kinshasa 

 

Sunday, 3 July 2022

KINSHASA

8:00 Holy Mass at Ndolo Airport in Kinshasa
18:00 Meeting with Bishops, Priests, Religious, Consecrated Persons, Seminarians in the Cathedral "Notre Dame du Congo" in Kinshasa

 

Monday, 4 July 2022

KINSHASA - GOMA - KINSHASA

6:45 Departure by airplane from Kinshasa "Ndjili" International Airport to Goma
10:15 Arrival at Goma Airport
12:00 Holy Mass at Kibumba Camp
17:00 Meeting with the Victims of the violence in Beni And in the East of Congo at the Goma Diocesan Welcome Centre
18:30 Departure by airplane from Goma Airport to Kinshasa
20:00 Arrival at Kinshasa "Ndjili" International Airport

 

Tuesday, 5 July 2022

KINSHASA - JUBA

8:40 Meeting with Young People and Catechists in Martyrs' Stadium in Kinshasa
10:10 Farewell Ceremony at Kinshasa International Airport
10:35 Departure by airplane from Kinshasa "Ndjili" International Airport to Juba

The Holy Father is making the Journey to South Sudan together with the Archbishop of Canterbury and the Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland

15:00 Arrival at Juba International Airport
15:00 Welcome Ceremony at Juba International Airport
15:45 Courtesy Visit to the President of the Republic at the Presidential Palace in Juba
16:15 Meeting with the Vicepresidents of the Republic at the Presidential Palace in Juba 
17:00 Meeting with Authorities, Civil Society and the Diplomatic Corps in the garden of the Presidential Palace in Juba

 

Wednesday, 6 July 2022

JUBA 

8:45 Visit to Internally Displaced People at the IDPs Camp in Juba
11:30 Private meeting with the Members of the Society of Jesus in the Apostolic Nunciature in Juba
17:00 Meeting with Bishops, Priests, Religious, Consecrated Persons, Seminarians in the Cathedral of Saint Therese in Juba
18:30 Ecumenical Prayer at "John Garang" Mausoleum in Juba

 

Thursday, 7 July2022

JUBA - ROME

8:00 Holy Mass at "John Garang" Mausoleum in Juba
10:45 Farewell Ceremony at Juba International Airport
11:15 Departure by airplane from Juba International Airport to Rome
18:05 Arrival at Rome/Fiumicino International Airport

 

Time zones
   
Rome +2h UTC
Kinshasa +1h UTC
Goma +2h UTC
Juba +2h UTC

 

Bulletin of the Holy See Press Office, 28 May 2022



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