Program of the trip of Pope Francis to Kazakhstan


The Holy See Press Office published this August 2 the official program of the apostolic trip that Pope Francis will make to Kazakhstan from September 13 to 15, 2022.

Kazakhstan had been proposed as a possible country that could serve as a neutral venue for a new meeting between Pope Francis and Orthodox Patriarch Kirill of Moscow.

In this line, the program of the apostolic trip anticipates that on Wednesday, September 14, Pope Francis will meet “in private with some religious leaders” but does not indicate with whom.

Below, we publish the program of the Pope’s trip to Kazakhstan:

Tuesday, September 13


7:15 a.m. Departure from the international airport of Rome / Fiumicino towards Nur-Sultan.

5:45 pm Arrival at Nur-Sultan International Airport in Kazakhstan. Official welcome.

6:30 pm Welcoming ceremony at the Presidential Palace in Nur-Sultan.

6:45 pm Courtesy visit to the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

7:30 pm Meeting with the authorities, civil society and the Diplomatic Corps at the “Qazaq Concert Hall”. There the Holy Father will pronounce his first speech From the trip.

Wednesday, September 14


10:00 am Silent prayer of religious leaders. Opening and plenary session of the “VII Congress of leaders of world and traditional religions” in the “Palace of Peace and Reconciliation”. Pope Francis speech.

12:00 pm Private meetings of the Pope with some religious leaders in the “Palace of Peace and Reconciliation”.

4:45 pm Holy Mass in the Plaza de la Expo. Homily of Pope Francis.

Thursday, September 15


9:00 am Private meeting with members of the Society of Jesus at the Apostolic Nunciature.

10:30 am Meeting with the bishops, priests, deacons, consecrated persons, seminarians and pastoral workers in the Madre de Dios del Perpetuo Socorro Cathedral. Pope Francis speech.

5:00 pm Reading of the final Declaration and conclusions of the Congress in the “Palace of Peace and Reconciliation”. Pope Francis speech.

4:15 pm Farewell ceremony at Nur-Sultan International Airport.

4:45 pm Departure by plane from Nur-Sultan airport to Rome.

8:15 pm Arrival at the international airport of Rome / Fiumicino.

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