On Friday September 14, Benedict XVI will begin his trip to Lebanon which is expected to be one of the most important of his pontificate. His plane will depart from Rome's Ciampino Airport and land four hours later in Beirut.
He will spend Friday afternoon in the Basilica of St. Paul in Harissa, where he will sign the Apostolic Exhortation 'Ecclesia in Medio Oriente' to provide guidance for Christians in the region.
On Saturday, the Pope will meet with the President and leaders of Muslim communities. He will then have lunch with the Patriarchs and Bishops of Lebanon and in the afternoon he will meet with young people.
The Sunday morning Mass held and delivered the Apostolic Exhortation for the Middle East and pray the Angelus. In the afternoon, you will have an ecumenical meeting with religious leaders of Lebanon. And before returning to Rome, participate in a farewell ceremony at the airport in Beirut.
During these three intense days, ROME REPORTS will report in English and Spanish all the latest updates on the trip through its website and profiles on Facebook and Twitter.
The official website of the visit of Benedict XVI to Lebanon will provide all the details of meetings and different celebrations, which can also be followed through their smartphone application. You can also follow the journey live from the Vatican news portal on news.va that has retransmission from the different media sources operated by the Vatican Television Center.