|Pope Benedict XVI (CatholicTV)|
Source: CatholicTV On Saturday and Sunday, April 17 and 18, the CatholicTV Network will air Pope Benedict XVI’s first visit to the island of Malta to celebrate the anniversary of St. Paul’s shipwreck which happened there 1950 years ago. Coverage of the Pope’s visit to Malta will air at noon (Eastern) on both days.
The schedule for the Pope’s visit is as follows:
Saturday, April 17, 2010
Welcoming ceremony at the International Airport of Malta in Luqa
Visit to the President of the Republic at the Grand Masters' Palace of Valletta
Visit to the Cave of Saint Paul in Rabat (where St Paul prayed for three months in the grotto under the church, while trying to convert the Maltese to Christianity)
Sunday, April 18, 2010
Holy Mass at the Floriana Granaries outside of St. Publius Church
Regina Caeli and lunch meeting with the Bishops of Malta
Meeting with the young people at the Great Port of Valletta
Farewell ceremony at the International Airport of Malta in Luqa
As of September of 2009, Pope Benedict has made twelve apostolic visits since becoming Pope in 2005. Highlights from his historic visit to the United States, the Holyland and World Youth Day 2008 are available here at Your Catholic Broadband Network.