SINGAPORE: Pope Francis will visit St Theresa’s nursing home and meet with students at Catholic Junior College during his trip to Singapore in September.

According to an itinerary released by the Vatican, the pope will also meet with President Tharman Shanmugaratnam and Prime Minister Lawrence Wong, as well as celebrate mass at the National Stadium.

Pope Francis will be in Singapore from Sep 11 to 13 – the last leg of his Asia-Pacific tour. He will be visiting Indonesia from Sep 3 to 6, Papua New Guinea from Sep 6 to 9 and Timor-Leste from Sep 9 to 11.

According to the itinerary, Pope Francis will arrive in Singapore at 2.15pm on Sep 11, before holding a private meeting with members of the Society of Jesus at St Francis Xavier Retreat Centre.

The following day, he will attend a welcome ceremony at Parliament House and meet with Mr Tharman and Mr Wong.

Following that he is expected to hold a meeting with “authorities, civil society and diplomatic corps” in the theatre of the Cultural Centre of the National University of Singapore.

He will celebrate mass at the National Stadium from 5.15pm on Sep 12.

His third day will comprise visits to St Theresa’s nursing home and Catholic Junior College, before he departs Singapore at about 11.50am.


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