The Vatican said that Francis would also visit with a group of homeless people while he is in the United States capital, before heading to New York, where he will celebrate vespers at St Patrick’s Cathedral.
In the USA, he will meet with President Barack Obama at the White House and become the first pope to address Congress. He will host an interfaith gathering at Ground Zero in New York and deliver a speech on sustainable development at the United Nations. ALESSANDRO BIANCHI/REUTERS The Pope will be in New York September 24-26. His journey to Philadelphia will conclude the pope’s visit to USA cities, and he will return to Rome.
The Vatican has just released the schedule of events for the visit of Pope Francis to the United States.
In Philadelphia, he will also visit the Curran-Fromhold prison and preside at a rally on the theme of freedom of religion with Hispanics and other immigrants in Independence Mall. Considering Pope Francis’ nearly rock star status, it’s not unlikely that there’ll be an even higher demand for tickets this year, if they’re open to the public.
A 4 p.m. mass is scheduled for the conclusion of the World Meeting of Families on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, which is expected to draw more than 2 million people.
In Cuba, he’ll celebrate Mass in Revolution Square in Havana ” as both of his predecessors did during their trips to the Caribbean island nation.
Large viewing screens are to be arrange on the college’s campus, and the Mass will probably be in Spanish, Francis’ native language, Wuerl stated.
Nevertheless, US House Speaker John Boehner said lawmakers were welcoming the unprecedented papal visit.
It is confirmed: the pope’s visit to US hotspots will happen in September of this year.
Dolan said Francis was intrigued by the idea of visiting the city but was nervous about his English speaking ability.
Wuerl stated he didn’t know what the pope’s message to Congress can be, however that he can be “talking as a pastor”.
Schwartz, Michael, Freelance, NYDN Pope Francis will meet with kids and immigrant families at Our Lady Queen of Angels School in East Harlem.
Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia said in a statement, “The presence of the Holy Father will be electric and charismatic”. Peter and Paul and the conclusion of the World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia.
If the impression lasts as long as the parish of St. Agnes, Pope Francis will have something of which to be proud.