Friday, May 15, 2009

Day 8 - Benedict's final day in Jerusalem; Ecumenical meeting with Greek Orthodox; Church of the Holy Sepulchre; Armenian church of St. James

On the Schedule Today (Friday May 15, 2009)
This post will be updated with news and commentary on the day's events


  • 07.30 - Private Mass in the Chapel of the Apostolic Delegation to Jerusalem
  • 09.15 - Ecumenical meeting in the Throne Hall of the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Jerusalem
  • 10.15 - Visit to the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem
  • 11.10 - Visit to the Armenian patriarchal church of St. James in Jerusalem

Tel Aviv

  • 13.30 - Departure ceremony at Ben Gurion International Airport in Tel Aviv Address of the Holy Father
  • 14.00 - Departure by plane from the Ben Gurion International Airport in Tel Aviv (Israel) for Ciampino Airport (Rome)


  • 16.50 - Arrival at Ciampino Airport

Spoken words of Pope Benedict XVI

Coverage and Commentary

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