Video: Pope Francis in Ciudad Juarez, 6th Day in Mexico and farewell ceremonies

On the sixth and final day of Pope Francis in Mexico, he flies in the morning from Mexico City to Ciudad Juarez. It is good to note here that the pope always return to the Mexican capital after the conclusion of his daily public appearances. But not on this final day.

Ciudad Juárez, commonly referred to by locals as simply Juáritos, is a city and seat of the municipality of Juárez in the Mexican state of Chihuahua. It has an estimated population of 1.5 million people. The border city lies on the Rio Grande (Río Bravo del Norte) which is south of its counterpart, the city of El Paso, Texas, USA.

Together with the surrounding areas the cities form El Paso–Juárez, the second largest bi-national metropolitan area on the Mexico–United States border with a combined population of over 2.7 million people.

Chihuahua (officially the Free and Sovereign State of Chihuahua) has a population of 3,556,574.

The first live event covers the Holy Father’s visit to the penitentiary of Ciudad Juarez (Cereso prison). It is scheduled for February 18, 2016 1:15 AM of Vatican time, which is February 17 in Mexico.

The second live feed will feature Pope Francis meeting with the world of labour at the Bachilleres college in Chihuahua. This starts at 2:45 AM Vatican time.

Then the pope will celebrate the Holy Mass at the Ciudad Juarez fairgrounds at 6:45 AM Vatican time.

Then at 10:00 AM, the farewell ceremonies for Pope Francis will be staged at the International Airport of Ciudad Juarez.

Pope Francis used five different pope mobiles during the six-day visit in Mexico. One of the vehicle used came from the United States, one of the pope mobile he used during the visit last September 2015.

Wednesday, Feb. 17 (Mexico City, Ciudad Juarez)

— 8:35 a.m. (9:35 a.m.) Departure by plane for Ciudad

— 10 a.m. (12 p.m.) Arrival at Abraham Gonzalez
International Airport in Ciudad Juarez.

— 10:30 a.m. (12:30 p.m.) Visit to Cereso prison. Speech by

— 12 p.m. (2 p.m.) Meeting with workers and employers at
the Colegio de Bachilleres of the Mexican state of Chihuahua. Speech by pope.

— 4 p.m. (6 p.m.) Mass at the fairgrounds of Ciudad Juarez.
Homily and greeting by pope.

— 7 p.m. (9 p.m.) Departure ceremony at the Ciudad Juarez
International Airport.

— 7:15 p.m. (9:15 p.m.) Departure by plane for Rome.

Thursday, Feb. 18 (Rome)

— 2:45 p.m. (8:45 a.m.) Arrival at Rome’s Ciampino Airport.


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