What will take place during the visit?

The Pope will visit Estonia on 25 September. He will come to Tallinn after visiting Lithuania and Latvia.

His first official activity will be a meeting with the President. This will be a private meeting between two heads of state. After that, the Pope will address a speech to a group of representatives of the Estonian civil society.

That same morning Francis will have an ecumenical meeting with the youth. Young people from Estonia, Finland, Sweden and Russia will gather with the Pope to sing and tell him his stories as well as to hear his message. This will be one of key events of the visit and will be the last encounter of the Pope with the youth before the Synod on Young People that will take place in Rome in October this year.

In the afternoon, Francis will visit the house-convent of the Missionaries of Charity (the sisters of mother Teresa of Calcutta). The Pope has always shown great interest in being with and comforting the poor. It will also be an opportunity to thank the sisters for their dedicated work.

The main act of the visit will take place in the afternoon: the celebration of the Holy Mass presided by the Pope and concelebrated by the Bishop and the priests who live and work in Estonia. This is not an event only for Catholics. All those interested can participate. Booklets will be distributed to help people follow the ceremony. After the Holy Mass, the Pope will take a flight back to Rome.

For security reasons, the exact place and time of the events will be confirmed one month before the visit. For some of these activities tickets may be needed. The tickets are free of charge.