The Washington Times - January 15, 2008, 05:30PM
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The official papal visit logo for the Archdiocese of Washington. \
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\ \ Tuesday, April 15:\ \

Pope Benedict XVI’s plane Shepherd One lands at Andrews Air Force Base. He spends the night at the papal nunciature on Massachusetts Avenue. Benedict has never been to Washington but he has visited Dallas, Menlo Park, Calif. and St. Joseph’s Seminary in Yonkers, N.Y., the latter in 1988.\
\ \ Wednesday, April 16:\ Benedict’s 81st birthday\ \
Morning: Visits White House. This will only be the second time a pope has visited the mansion. Jimmy Carter welcomed John Paul II there on Oct. 6, 1979. Afternoon: Meets with about 300 U.S bishops at the Shrine of the Immaculate Conception\
\ \ Thursday, April 17: \ \
Morning Mass at Nationals stadium. Afternoon meetings at Catholic University (with university presidents and diocesan education directors) and the John Paul II Cultural Center (interfaith meeting)
\ \ \ Friday, April 18:\ \
Early morning departure for New York, where he will stay at the U.N. Vatican delegation’s New York headquarters on 72nd Street. Late morning: Delivers speech at United Nations. Afternoon ecumenical event at St. Joseph’s parish in the ethnic German enclave of Yorkville on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. The church seats 300.
\ \ \ Saturday, April 19:\ \
Morning: Celebrates a Mass for priests, deacons and religious orders at St. Patrick’s Cathedral to commemorate the third anniversary of Benedict’s election to the papacy. Afternoon: Meets with disabled children, young people and seminarians at St. Joseph’s Seminary in Yonkers; in all, about 20,000 people.
\ \ Sunday, April 20:\ \
Morning: Visits ground zero in lower Manhattan. Afternoon: Celebrates Mass at Yankee stadium before returning to Rome.
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\ \ Julia Duin, assistant national editor/religion, The Washington Times