SOLEMN BEATIFICATION OF BLESSED IWENE TANSI ONITSHA NIGERIA.
POPE JOHN PAUL II'S
SECOND APOSTOLIC VISIT
MONDAY, 23 MARCH 1998
SATURDAY, 21 MARCH 1998
SUNDAY, 22 MARCH 1998
PROGRAMME OF EVENTS
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.
17.45 hrs - Transfer from the Nunciature to
the State House - 5 km.
18.00 hrs - Arrival at the State House (Aso Rock).
Courtesy visit to the Head of State,
General Sani Abacha.
19.00 hrs - Transfer from the State House to the Nunciature.
Supper and Rest for the night.
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 - MASS OF BEATIFICATION OF FATHER CYPRIAN
MICHAEL IWENE TANSI. Angelus message towards
the end of Mass.
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 Nunciature. Rest.
20.30 hrs - Meeting with the Muslim Leaders at the Nunciature.
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.
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