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Pope Francis’ Apostolic Journey to Thailand and Japan

From November 19 to 26, Pope Francis will make his 32nd overseas apostolic voyage to Thailand and Japan.

The visit to Thailand commemorates the 350th anniversary of the Vatican mission to Siam (1669). Following his time in Bangkok, the pope travels to Hiroshima, Nagasaki, and Tokyo under the theme “Protect All Life”.

In keeping with the pro-life theme, Francis will mark the anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki by preaching peace and presiding over several Masses. He will also visit the Tohoku region, still recovering eight years later from the “triple disaster” of earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear meltdown.

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Schedule All times are in EST

  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 20 – BANGKOK

9:00pm
LIVEMeeting with authorities, civil society, and the diplomatic corps - "Inner Santi Maitri" Hall, Government House
10:00pm
LIVEVisit to the Supreme Buddhist Patriarch - Wat Ratchabophit Sathit Maha Simaram Temple

  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 21 – BANGKOK

11:30am
Meeting with the medical staff of St. Louis Hospital
12:30pm
Holy Mass
National Stadium, Bangkok
9:45pm
LIVEMeeting with priests, religious, seminarians, and catechists
St. Peter’s Parish, Bangkok

  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 22 – BANGKOK

11:30am
Meeting with the Bishops of Thailand and FABC
Blessed Nicholas Boonkerd Kitbamrung Shrine, Bangkok
12:30pm
Meeting with the leaders of Christian denominations and other religions
Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok
1:30pm
Holy Mass with young people
Cathedral of the Assumption, Bangkok

  SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 23 – BANGKOK-TOKYO

8:15pm
LIVEMessage on nuclear weapons
Atomic Bomb Hypocenter Park
8:45pm
LIVETribute to the Martyr Saints at the Martyrs’ Monument
Nishizaka Hill

  SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 24 – TOKYO-NAGASAKI-HIROSHIMA-TOKYO

11:30am
Holy Mass
Baseball Stadium, Nagasaki
1:30pm
Meeting for peace
Peace Memorial, Hiroshima

  MONDAY, NOVEMBER 25 – TOKYO

9:30am
Meeting with victims of the Triple Disaster - "Bellesalle Hanzomon", Tokyo
12:00pm
Meeting with young people
Cathedral of Holy Mary, Tokyo
1:00pm
Holy Mass
Tokyo Dome
3:00pm
Meeting with authorities and the diplomatic corps
Kantei, Tokyo
8:00pm
LIVEVisit to Sophia University
Tokyo
All scheduled times are subject to change

More Info:

Pope in Thailand: Homily at Mass with young people
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Today, during his final day in Thailand, Pope Francis celebrated Mass with young people in Bangkok's Assumption Cathedral. Read his homily here. ...read more
Pope in Thailand: Address to religious leaders
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Read the full text of Pope Francis' address to leaders of the Christian denominations and other religions in Thailand at Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok. ...read more
Pope in Thailand: Address to bishops
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Read the full text of Pope Francis' address to the bishops of Thailand and the Federation of Asian Bishops' Conferences during his stay in Bangkok. ...read more
Pope in Thailand: Address to priests, religious, seminarians, and catechists
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Read the full text of Pope Francis' address to priests, religious, seminarians, and catechists during his apostolic journey to Thailand. ...read more
Embracing Nagasaki: The Christian paradox of joy in a suffering world
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How can we laugh when there is so much suffering in our world? Kristina Glicksman considers the extraordinary testimony of an atomic bomb survivor. ...read more