Saturday, May 23, 2015

Coming to America II

  • Pope Francis is set to arrive in Washington, D.C., on the evening of Sept. 22. He will visit the White House the following morning, celebrate Mass at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. The Mass will be primarily for bishops, consecrated and religious men and women, seminarians and representatives from humanitarian and Catholic charitable organizations. Francis will then address a joint meeting of Congress.
  • Francis arrives in New York on Sept. 24. He will address the U.N. general assembly. According to Auza, Francis is scheduled to attend an "interethnic meeting" with a diverse representation of New York residents. He is also expected to visit Ground Zero, the site of the 9/11 terrorist attack in New York.
  • Francis arrives in Philadelphia on Saturday, Sept. 26, for the Festival of Families. According to Catholic News Agency, it's likely the pope will visit a children's hospital or juvenile prison. He will  celebrate papal mass on Sunday on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway outside the Philadelphia Art Museum. Some 2 million people are expected to attend. It has not been announced if a ticketing system or reserved seating will be in place for the mass.

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