- 09.30 - Departure by plane from the International Airport Leonardo da Vinci at Fiumicino (Rome) for Queen Alia International Airport at Amman (Jordan)
- 14.30 - Welcoming Ceremony at the Queen Alia International Airport in Amman, Jordan
- 15.30 - Visit to Regina Pacis Center in Amman
- 17.40 - Courtesy visit to their Majesties the King and Queen of Jordan at the Royal palace in Amman-Husseiny
Spoken words of Pope Benedict XVI
- Interview of the Holy Father during the flight to the Holy Land (May 8, 2009)
- Welcoming ceremony at Queen Alia International Airport of Amman (May 8, 2009)
- Visit to the Regina Pacis Center of Amman (May 8, 2009)
Coverage & Commentary
- Pope opens Holy Land visit with call for tolerance, visit to disabled, by John Thavis. Catholic News Service.
- Emphasis on Islam makes pope's trip an original, by John Allen, Jr. National Catholic Reporter
- Jordan welcomes Pope with call for new interfaith dialogue, by Mohammad Ghazal. Jordan Times
- Pontiff Defends Role of Disabled in Society Zenit News Service.
- Pope’s pilgrimage for peace, by Suha Maayeh and Hamida Ghafour. The National
- Jordan queen all a-Twitter over papal visit (AFP) - "Special day here in Amman; not everyday pope drop s by 4 a visit."