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OUR PRAYERS AND BEST WISHES

ON YOUR 13TH TRIP ABROAD, YOUR HOLINESS.

GOD BLESS YOUR MISSION AND THE CZECH PEOPLE.




Saturday, Sept. 26
SAINTS COSMAS & DAMIAN (born in Arabia, died in Syria 287)
Healers and Martyrs
Twin brothers beheaded under Diocletian




OR today.

Illustration: St. Wenceslas
Benedict XVI's addr3ess to Brazilian bishops on ad limina visit:
'The solidity of the Christian family is an answer to relativistic seductions'
Other Page 1 stories: A editorial on the Holy Father's trip to the Czech Republic which starts today (and three stories in the inside pages);
the G20 summit in Pittsburgh; and the UN Security Council dreams of nuclear disarmament.




THE POPE'S DAY


Saturday, September 26

ROME

09.20 Departure for Prague from Ciampino airport.

PRAGUE

11.30 WELCOME CEREMONY at International Airport of Stará Ruzyně
- Address by the Holy Father.

12.30 VISIT TO TBE INFANT JESUS OF PRAGE
Church of St. Mary, Prague
- Greeting by the Holy Father

16.30 COURTESY VISIT TO THE PRESIDENT OF THE CZECH REPUBLIC
Presidential Palace.

17.00 MEETING WITH CZECH POLITICAL AND CIVILIAN AUTHORITIES
AND THE DIPLOMATIC CORPS
Presidential Palace.
- Address of the Holy Father.

18.00 CELEBRATION OF VESPERS WITH PRIESTS, RELIGIOUS, SEMINARIANS
AND LAY MOVEMENTS
Cathedral of Saints Vitus, Wenceslas and Adalbert.
- Address by the Holy Father.

NB: Italy and the Czech Republic are in the same time zone.





DEPARTURE FROM ROME

Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi led civilian officials and prelates who sent off the Holy Father to Prague this morning from Rome's Ciampino airport.







[Edited by TERESA BENEDETTA 9/26/2009 2:06 PM]