JOHN PAUL II'S
SECOND APOSTOLIC VISIT
SATURDAY, 21 MARCH 1998
9.15 hrs - Departure with ALITALIA Boeing 767
14.30 hrs - Arrival at «Nnamdi
Azikiwe» airport, Abuja
(ceremonies of Welcome)
15.15 hrs - Transfer from «Nnamdi
Azikiwe» airport to
the Apostolic Nunciature - 41 km
16.15 hrs - Arrival at the Nunciature.
Blessing of the new building
of the Nunciature. Greetings to the workers. Brief rest.
hrs - Transfer from the Nunciature to
the State House - 5 km.
hrs - Arrival at the State House (Aso
19.00 hrs - Transfer from the State
House to the Nunciature.
Supper and Rest for the night.
SUNDAY, 22 MARCH 1998
08.00 hrs - Transfer from the Nunciature
to «Nnamdi Azikiwe»
08.45 hrs - Flight to Enugu Airport with ADC Airlines. - 400 km.
09.35 hrs - Arrival at Enugu airport. Brief greeting by the local authority.
09.50 hrs - Transfer to Oba airport by helicopter. - 86 km.
10.20 hrs - Arrival at Oba. Greeting
the faithful gathered from
11.00 hrs -
14.00 hrs - Transfer by helicopter
to military base airport at Enugu.
Flight back to Abuja.
15.30 hrs - Arrival at Abuja.
No protocol ceremonies. To the Apostolic
20.30 hrs - Meeting with the Muslim
Leaders at the Nunciature.
MONDAY, 23 MARCH 1998
08.00 hrs - Transfer to Kubwa square - 20 km.
08.30 hrs - Greets the faithful gathered from Pope mobile
09.00 hrs - HOLY MASS (Theme - The
Church, Family of God)
At the end of the Mass, the people will recite the prayer
approved by the Nigerian Episcopal Conference:
«Prayer for Nigeria in distress»
11.30 hrs - Transfer to the Nunciature
12.00 hrs - Meeting and lunch with
the bishops of Nigeria and the members
of the Papal entourage at the Nunciature. Rest.
15.45 hrs - Transfer to «Nnamdi
Azikiwe» airport Abuja. Departure
ceremonies, takes leave of Gen. Abacha, Bishops, members
of diplomatic corps, etc.
16.45 hrs - Flight to Rome with ALITALIA Boeing 767
22.00 hrs - Arrival at Ciampino - Roma airport.