Welcome Pope Francis!

Welcome Pope Francis!

The Church of America and indeed the whole of our country is excited about the visit from Pope Francis. We can be certain that the Holy Spirit has a message, a challenge for us all. EWTN promises to cover our Pope’s travel and talks as he visits New York, Washington & Philadelphia September 22nd – 27th.

Here is Pope Francis schedule:

Tuesday, Sept 22nd | Washington, DC
4:00pm Arrival from Cuba at Andrews Airforce Base

Wednesday, Sept 23rd | Washington, DC
9:15am – Welcome ceremony, meeting with President Obama at the White House

11:30am – Midday prayer with the U.S. Bishops at the Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle

4:15pm – Outdoor Mass and canonization of Junipero Serra the basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception

Thursday, September 24th | Washington, DC
9:20am – Address to joint session of the US Congress

11:15am – Visit to St. Patrick in the City and Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Washington

4:00pm – Departure from Andrews Airforce Base

5:00pm – Arrival at John F. Kennedy International Airport

6:45pm – Evening prayer at St. Patrick’s Cathedral

Friday, September 25th | New York, NY
8:30am – Visit to the United Nations and address to the United Nations General Assembly

11:30am – Multi-religious service at National September 11th Memorial and Museum at the World Trade Center

4:00pm – Visit to our Lady Queen of the Angels school, East Harlem

6:00pm – Mass at Madison Square Garden

Saturday, September 26th | Philadelphia, PA
8:40am – Departure from JFK International Airport

9:30am – Arrival at Atlantic Aviation, Philadelphia

10:30am – Mass at the Cathedral Basilica of St. Peter & Paul

4:45pm – Visit to Independence Mall

7:30pm – Visit to the Festival of Families on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway

Sunday, September 27th | Philadelphia, PA
9:15am – Meeting with the Bishops at St. Charles Borromeo Seminary

11:00am – Visit to Curran-Fromhold Correctional facility

4:00pm – Mass for the conclusion of the World Meeting of Families on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway

7:00pm – Visit with the organizers and benefactors of the World Meeting of Families at Atlantic Aviation

8:00pm – Depart for Rome