Salt + Light Media Home
Salt + Light Media Home

Apostolic Visit to Cyprus and Greece

December 2 to 6, 2021

Apostolic Visit to Cyprus and Greece

December 2 to 6, 2021

Apostolic Visit to Cyprus and Greece

December 2 to 6, 2021

Apostolic Visit to Cyprus and Greece

December 2 to 6, 2021

Pope Francis will make his third international journey since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic and his 35th international pastoral visit since he became the successor of St. Peter.

This apostolic journey will take the Holy Father to Greece and Cyprus during December 2-6, 2021.

His visit will be guided by two unique mottos.

For the Greek leg of the journey, the motto is taken from a sentence in the 36th World Youth Day proclamation, “Let us open our hearts to the surprise of God, who longs to shine on our path”.

During the period affected by the epidemic and the consequences of the recent financial crisis, it is hoped that the pope's visit will bring a glimmer of light to the future of Greece.

The pope's motto in his visit to Cyprus is “Comforting each other in faith”, which reminds all the faithful that in order to dialogue we must maintain a sense of encounter and welcome.

As part of his 5-day visit, Pope Francis will meet with members of the Orthodox Church, participate in an ecumenical prayer event with migrants, and visit refugees on the island of Lesbos.

All this and more can be seen on Salt + Light TV.

Check out Pope Francis' schedule of events below, and come back soon for our full broadcast schedule to find out what you'll be able to watch on our channel!

Pope Francis' schedule of events

Time zones

Rome
Larnaca
Athens
Lesvos

+1h UTC
+2h UTC
+2h UTC
+2h UTC

Thursday, 2 December 2021

ROME - LARNACA - NICOSIA

11:00

Departure by airplane from Rome/Fiumicino International Airport for Larnaca

15:00

OFFICIAL WELCOME at Larnaca International Airport

16:00

Apostolic Journey of Pope Francis begins: Ecumenical Meeting at the Apostolic Nunciature — Bratislava

17:15

WELCOME CEREMONY at the Presidential Palace in Nicosia

17:30

COURTESY VISIT TO THE PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC in the private office at the Presidential Palace in Nicosia

18:00

MEETING WITH AUTHORITIES, CIVIL SOCIETY AND THE DIPLOMATIC CORPS in the “Ceremonial Hall” of the Presidential Palace in Nicosia

Friday, 3 December 2021

NICOSIA

08:30

COURTESY VISIT TO HIS BEATITUDE CHRYSOSTOMOS II, ORTHODOX ARCHBISHOP OF CYPRUS at the Orthodox Archbishopric of Cyprus in Nicosia

09:00

MEETING WITH THE HOLY SYNOD at the Orthodox Cathedral in Nicosia

10:00

HOLY MASS at the “GSP Stadium” in Nicosia

16:00

ECUMENICAL PRAYER WITH MIGRANTS at the Parish Church of the Holy Cross in Nicosia

Saturday, 4 December 2021

NICOSIA - LARNACA - ATHENS

09:10

FAREWELL CEREMONY at Larnaca International Airport

09:30

Departure by airplane for Athens

11:10

OFFICIAL WELCOME at Athens International Airport

12:00

WELCOME CEREMONY at the Presidential Palace in Athens

12:15

COURTESY VISIT TO THE PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC in the private office at the Presidential Palace in Athens

12:30

MEETING WITH THE PRIME MINISTER at the Presidential Palace in Athens

12:45

MEETING WITH AUTHORITIES, CIVIL SOCIETY AND THE DIPLOMATIC CORPS at the Presidential Palace in Athens

16:00

COURTESY VISIT TO HIS BEATITUDE HIERONYMOS II, ARCHBISHOP OF ATHENS AND ALL GREECE at the Orthodox Archbishopric of Greece in Athens

16:30

MEETING OF HIS BEATITUDE HIERONYMOS II AND HIS HOLINESS FRANCIS WITH THE RESPECTIVE ENTOURAGES in the “Throne Room” of the Orthodox Archbishopric of Greece in Athens

17:15

MEETING WITH BISHOPS, PRIESTS, RELIGIOUS, CONSECRATED PERSONS, SEMINARIANS, CATECHISTS at the Cathedral of Saint Dionysius in Athens

18:45

PRIVATE MEETING WITH THE MEMBERS OF THE SOCIETY OF JESUS at the Apostolic Nunciature in Athens

Sunday, 5 December 2021

ATHENS - MYTILENE (LESVOS) - ATHENS

09:15

Departure by airplane for Mytilene

10:10

Arrival at Mytilene Airport

10:45

VISIT TO THE REFUGEES at "Reception and Identification Centre" in Mytilene

12:15

Departure by airplane for Athens

13:10

Arrival at Athens International Airport

16:45

HOLY MASS at “Megaron Concert Hall” in Athens

19:00

COURTESY VISIT OF HIS BEATITUDE HIERONYMOS II TO THE HOLY FATHER at the Apostolic Nunciature in Athens

Monday, 6 December 2021

ATHENS - ROME

8:15

VISIT OF THE PRESIDENT OF THE PARLIAMENT at the Apostolic Nunciature in Athens

9:45

MEETING WITH YOUNG PEOPLE at the Saint Dionysius School of the Ursuline Sisters in Maroussi, Athens

11:15

FAREWELL CEREMONY at Athens International Airport

11:30

Departure by airplane for Rome

12:35

Arrival at Rome/Ciampino International Airport

Apostolic Visit Broadcast Schedule

Apostolic Visit Broadcast Schedule

Thursday, December 2

9:00 am ET

LIVE

Apostolic Visit to Cyprus: Meeting With Priests, Catechists

10:15 am ET

LIVE

Apostolic Visit to Cyprus: Presidential Palace Welcome Ceremony

Friday, December 3

12:30 pm ET

Apostolic Visit to Cyprus: Holy Mass

2:15 pm ET

Apostolic Visit to Cyprus: Ecumenical Prayer with Migrants

Saturday, December 4

12:00 pm ET

Apostolic Visit to Greece: Meeting of His Beatitude Hieronymos II and the Pope

12:30 pm ET

Apostolic Visit to Greece: Meeting with Bishops and Priests

Sunday, December 5

12:00 pm ET

Apostolic Visit to Greece: Visit to the Refugees

2:00 pm ET

Apostolic Visit to Greece: Holy Mass

Monday, December 6

11:30 am ET

Apostolic Visit to Greece: Meeting with Young People

TV schedule is subject to change without notice.

SPECIAL PROGRAM

SPECIAL PROGRAM

SUPPORT LABEL

Get the latest from Salt + Light Media
Stay Connected
Get the latest from Salt + Light Media
Stay Connected
FR | CH
Copyright © 2022 Salt and Light Catholic Media Foundation
Registered Charity # 88523 6000 RR0001