Pope Francis Apostolic Journey to Georgia and Azerbaijan
From September 30 to October 2, 2016.

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Follow the live trasmission of the Apostolic Journey of Pope Francis to Georgia and Azerbaijan from September 30 to October 2, 2016.


Below is the content of his speeches, homilies, statistics and articles of interest on the journey.


- Statistics of the Catholic Church in Georgia and Azerbaijan.

- Missal for the Apostolic Journey

- Details of Pope Francis' visit to Georgia and Azerbaijan.

- Azerbaijan holds referendum on presidential term and powers.

- Pope Prays at Santa Maria Maggiore Before Departing for Georgia.

- The Pope in Georgia: we are united by our common witness to the Christian.

- Angelus, Salesian Centre - Baku. Sunday, 2 October 2016.



«Peace be with you» (Jn 20, 19-21-16) and

«We are all together» (cfr. Mt 23,8)


Here are the trip program. On the program we will be placing links in messages, speeches as it progresses.

Friday, 30 September 2016

09:00 Departure from Rome's Fiumicino airport for Tbilisi  
15:00 Arrival at the International Airport of Tbilisi
Welcoming ceremony
15:30 Courtesy visit to the President of the Republic at the Presidential Palace  
16:00 Meeting with the Authorities, the Civil Society and the Diplomatic Corps in the Courtyard of the Presidential Palace  
16:40 Meeting with His Holiness and Beatitude Ilia II, Catholicos and Patriarch of All Georgia at the Patriarchal Palace  
18:00 Meeting with the Assyrian-Chaldean Community at the Catholic Chaldean Church of St. Simon Bar Sabbae  


Saturday, 1 October 2016

10:00 Holy Mass at M. Meskhi Stadium  
15:45 Meeting with Priests, Men and Women Religious, Seminarians and Pastoral Agents gathered in the church of the Assumption  
17:00 Meeting with people assisted and operators of the Works of Charity of the Church before the Assistance Centre of the Camillian Order  
18:15 Visit to the Svietyskhoveli Patriarchal Cathedral in Mskheta  


Sunday, 2 October 2016

07:55 Farewell ceremony at the International Airport of Tbilisi  
08:10 Departure by plane for Baku  
09:30 Arrival at “Heydar Aliyev” International Airport of Baku  
  Official welcome  
10:30 Holy Mass at the church of the Immaculate in the Salesian Centre in Baku  
12:45 Luncheon with the Salesian Community and the Papal Entourage  
15:30 Welcoming Protocol Ceremony in the Square of the Presidential Palace of Ganjlik  
  Courtesy visit to the President of the Republic at the Presidential Palace of Ganjlik  
16:30 Visit to the Memorial to those killed for Independence  
17:00 Meeting with the Authorities at “Heydar Aliyev” Centre  
17:45 Private meeting with the Sheikh of the Caucasus Muslims at “Heydar Aliyev” Mosque  
18:00 Interreligious meeting with the Sheikh and with the Representatives of the different Religious Communities of the country  
19:00 Farewell ceremony at the Airport of Baku  
19:15 Departure by plane for Rome/Ciampino  
22:00 Arrival at Rome/Ciampino Airport  



time zones
Rome: +2h UTC
Tbilisi: +4h UTC
Baku: +4h UTC

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