Below is the official itinerary for Pope Francis’s scheduled visit to the United States from September 22 through the 27. How many Evangelical leaders will flock to Washington, New York, and Philadelphia for a chance to rub shoulders with the Catholic “Papa”?
Pope Francis Visits Washington D.C.
- Tuesday, September 22, 2015
- 4pm: Pope Francis arrives in D.C. at Joint Base Andrews at 4 p.m.
- Wednesday, September 23, 2015
- 9:15 a.m: White House Welcoming Ceremony and personal meeting with President Barack Obama
- 11:30 a.m: Midday Prayer with U.S. bishops at Saint Matthew’s Cathedral in D.C.
- 4:15 p.m: Junipero Serra Canonization Mass at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception
- Thursday, September 24, 2015
- 9:20 a.m: Speech to the Senate and House of Representatives (Joint Session of Congress)
- 11:15 a.m: Visit to St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in D.C. and Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Washington
- 4 p.m: Departure for New York from Joint Base Andrews (D.C.)
- 5 p.m. Arrival at John F. Kennedy International Airport (New York)
- 6:45 p.m. Evening prayer at St. Patrick’s Cathedral (New York)
Pope Francis Visits New York
- Friday, September 25, 2015
- 8:30 a.m United Nations General-Assembly
- 11:30 a.m Multi-religious service at 9/11 Memorial and Museum, World Trade Center
- 4 p.m. Visit to Our Lady Queen of Angels School in East Harlem
- 6 p.m. Madison Square Garden Mass
Pope Francis Visits Philadelphia
- Saturday, September 26, 2015
- 8:40 a.m Departure for Philadelphia from John F. Kennedy International Airport
- 9:30 a.m Arrival in Atlantic Aviation hangar at Philadelphia International Airport Philadelphia
- 10:30 a.m Mass at Cathedral Basilica of Sts. Peter and Paul
- 4:45 p.m Visit to Independence Mall
- 7:30 p.m Visit to Festival of Families at Benjamin Franklin Parkway and Prayer Vigil with World Meeting of Families
- Sunday, September 27, 2015
- 9:15 a.m Papal meeting with Bishops at St. Martin’s Chapel, St. Charles Borromeo Seminary
- 11 a.m Visit to Curran-Fromhold Correctional Facility
- 4 p.m Papal Mass for World Meeting of Families
- 7 p.m. Visit with organizers, volunteers and benefactors of the World Meeting of Families at Atlantic Aviation
- 8 p.m Departure for return to Rome