Details released for Pope Francis’ visit to the U.S.

Details released for Pope Francis’ visit to the U.S.

Details of a proposed schedule for Pope Francis’ visit to the United States were released yesterday by Archbishop Bernardito Auza, a member of the organizing committee for the pope’s U.S. visit. Catholic News Agency reports that the Holy Father will arrive on September 22 and depart the evening of September 27, visiting three U.S. cities during that time: Washington D.C., New York City, and Philadelphia.

The main purpose of Pope Francis’ visit is to attend the World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia that week, but other items on his agenda include a meeting at the White House, an address to both the Senate and the House of Representatives at the joint-meeting of Congress, an address at the United Nations general assembly, and the canonization of Franciscan missionary Blessed Junipero Serra.

For more information, read the full article at Catholic News Agency.