Pope Francis’ schedule for his U.S. visit

Pope Francis will visit the United States from Sept. 22 to Sept. 27.

Pope Francis will visit the United States from Sept. 22 to Sept. 27.

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Pope Francis will have a busy itinerary during his six days in the United States, addressing Congress and the United Nations and visiting a prison in Philadelphia and an elementary school in an impoverished neighborhood in New York.

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Tuesday, Sept. 22, Washington, D.C.

1 p.m. Arrives from Cuba at Joint Base Andrews, Md.


Wednesday, Sept. 23, Washington, D.C.

6:15 a.m. Welcome ceremony and meeting with President Obama at the White House

8:30 a.m. Midday prayer with the bishops of the United States at St. Matthew’s Cathedral

1:15 p.m. Mass of canonization of Junipero Serra at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception

Thursday, Sept. 24, Washington, D.C., and New York

6:20 a.m. Addresses joint session of Congress

8:15 a.m. Visits St. Patrick’s Church and Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Washington

1 p.m. Departs Joint Base Andrews for New York


2 p.m. Arrives at John F. Kennedy International Airport

3:45 p.m. Evening prayer (vespers) at St. Patrick’s Cathedral

Friday, Sept. 25, New York

5:30 a.m. Addresses United Nations General Assembly


8:30 a.m. Multi-religious service at the National September 11 Memorial and Museum

1 p.m. Visits Our Lady Queen of Angels School in East Harlem

3 p.m. Mass at Madison Square Garden

Saturday, Sept. 26, New York and Philadelphia


5:40 a.m. Departs John F. Kennedy International Airport for Philadelphia

6:30 a.m. Arrives at Atlantic Aviation

7:30 a.m. Mass at the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul

1:45 p.m. Visits Independence Mall


4:30 p.m. Visits the Festival of Families on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway

Sunday, Sept. 27, Philadelphia

6:15 a.m. Meets with bishops at the chapel at St. Charles Borromeo Seminary

8 a.m. Visits Curran-Fromhold Correctional Facility


1 p.m. Mass for the conclusion of the World Meeting of Families on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway

4 p.m. Visits organizers, volunteers and benefactors of the World Meeting of Families at Atlantic Aviation

5 p.m. Departs for Rome

Source: U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops