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PROGRAMME OF THE VISIT OF POPE JOHN PAUL II TO THE REPUBLIC OF SLOVENIA

Pope John Paul II will visit the Republic of Slovenia on Sunday 19 September 1999. The central part of the visit will be a solemn mass at Betnavski dvorec (Betnava Castle) by Maribor, during which Pope John Paul II will beatify Bishop Anton Martin Slomšek. During the visit, Pope John Paul II will also meet with President of the Republic of Slovenia Milan Kučan.

 

The following programme is foreseen:

Sunday, 19 September 1999

  • 10.00 - arrival of the Pope at Maribor airport, where the guest will be met by President of the Republic of Slovenia Milan Kučan
  • 11.00 - solemn mass and beatification of Bishop Slomšek at Betnavski dvorec
  • 17.30 - prayers at Slomšek's grave in the cathedral and meeting with delegates of the Slovene synod
  • 18.45 - the Mayor of Maribor greets the Pope, the Pope signs the Golden Book of the city of Maribor (in the airport terminal)
  • 19.00 - meeting of Pope John Paul II with President of the Republic of Slovenia Milan Kučan at Maribor airport
  • 19.30 - departure of the Pope from Maribor airport