Pope Francis will be making his first visit to Africa over five days, starting on Wednesday, 25 November. His delegation will visit Kenya, Uganda and the Central African Republic.
Here is his schedule. The times listed are GMT with EST in parentheses:
Wednesday, 25 November (Italy, Kenya)
7:45am (1:45am): Departure from Rome's Fiumicino airport.
5pm (9am): Arrival at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi, followed by a welcoming ceremony at Kenya's State House.
6pm (10am): Courtesy visit with Kenya's president at the State House.
6:30pm (10:30am): Meeting with Kenyan government officials and members of the diplomatic corps at the State House.
Thursday, 26 November (Kenya)
8:15 am (12:15am): Meeting with inter-religious and ecumenical representatives at the apostolic nunciature in Nairobi.
10am (2am): Mass on the campus of the University of Nairobi.
3:45pm (7:45am) Meeting with priests, religious and seminarians on the sports field of St Mary's School.
5:30pm (9:30am): Visit to the United Nations Office in Nairobi.
Friday, 27 November (Kenya, Uganda)
8:30am (12:30am): Visit to the Kangemi, a slum on the outskirts of Nairobi.
10am (2am): Meeting with youths at Kasarani Stadium.
11:15am (3:15am): Meeting with the bishops of Kenya in the stadium's VIP room.
3:10pm (7:10am): Farewell ceremony at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport.
3:30pm (7:30am): Departure from Nairobi for Entebbe, Uganda.
4:50pm (8:50am): Arrival at Entebbe International Airport.
5:30pm (9:30 am): Courtesy visit with the president of Uganda in the State House in Entebbe.
6pm (10am): Meeting with Ugandan authorities and members of the diplomatic corps in the conference room of the State House.
7:15pm (11:15am): Visit to Munyonyo and meeting with catechists and teachers.
Saturday, 28 November (Uganda)
8:30am (12:30am): Visit to the Anglican martyrs' shrine at Namugongo.
9:00am (1am): Visit to the Catholic martyrs' shrine at Namugongo.
9:30am (1:30am): Mass for the martyrs of Uganda near the Catholic shrine.
3:15pm (7:15am): Meeting with young people at the Kololo airstrip in Kampala.
5pm (9am): Visit to the Nalukolongo House of Charity. Greeting by pope.
6pm (10am): Meeting with the bishops of Uganda in the archbishop's residence.
7pm (11am): Meeting with priests, religious and seminarians in Kampala's cathedral.
Sunday, 29 November (Uganda, Central African Republic)
9am (1am): Farewell ceremony at Entebbe airport.
9:15am (1:15am): Departure for Bangui.
10am (4am): Arrival at M'Poko International Airport in Bangui.
11am (5am): Courtesy visit with the country's transitional president in the presidential palace.
11:30am (5:30am): Meeting with leaders and with the diplomatic corps.
12:15pm (6:15 am): Visit to a refugee camp.
1pm (7am): Meeting with the bishops of the Central African Republic.
4pm (10am): Meeting with evangelical communities at the evangelical theological school in Bangui.
5pm (11am): Mass with priests, religious, catechists and youths in the Bangui cathedral.
7pm (1pm): Hearing the confessions of some young people and beginning a prayer vigil outside the cathedral.
Monday, 30 November (Central African Republic, Italy)
8:15am (2:15am): Meeting with the Muslim community at the Koudoukou mosque in Bangui.
9:30am (3:30am): Mass in the Barthelemy Boganda Stadium.
12:15pm (6:15am): Farewell ceremony at M'Poko International Airport.
12:30pm (6:30am): Departure for Rome.
6:45pm (12:45pm): Arrival at Rome's Ciampino airport.