Thursday, July 17, 2008

Keeping track of the Pope

IT'S another busy day for Pope Benedict XVI.

The Pontiff is currently meeting with Prime Minister Kevin Rudd and Governor-General Michael Jeffery at Admiralty House.

The engagrment is expected to wind up about 11.05am.

The Pope will return to St Mary's Cathedral in the city by 11.30am.

This afternoon, the Pope wil get to take in the full glory of Sydney Harbour during the much-anticipated 'boatacade.".

About 2.20pm, he'll arrive by car at the Rose Bay Dock in Sydney's eastern suburbs where he'll board the Sydney 2000 boat and steam towards Barangaroo Dock at East Darling Harbour.

The harbour cruise will take the Pontiff past some of  the great Sydney landmarks, including Farm Cove, the Opera House and underneath the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge.

His holiness will arrrive at Barangaroo about 3.30pm where he'll be welcomed by youth from around the globe and address a cowrd of more than 150,000 pilgrims.

At 4.45pm, he'll transfer to the Pope mobile and leave Barangaroo to return to St Mary's Cathedral.

The route will take him along Hickson Rd, George St, Loftus St, Alfred St, Macquarie St and The Domain.

He'll arrive at St Mary's about 5.30pm.


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