Highlights of upcoming trip of Pope Francis to the US

From the Editor’s Desk (Thursday, 09-17-2015, Gaudium Press) Here is a summary of the events of the upcoming trip of Pope Francis to America, Tuesday September 22 to Sunday 27, 2015.pf.jpg

Highlights include:

Washington (Sept. 22-24):  Pope Francis’ welcome at the White House and parade through DC streets, the first address of a Pope to a joint meeting of Congress, the first canonization on U.S. soil at the Mass of Canonization of Bl. Junipero Serra, and the Holy Father’s meeting with homeless at an inner-city parish

New York (Sept. 24-26): Pope Francis’ welcome at St. Patrick’s Cathedral, his speech to the United Nations, the Ground Zero interfaith service, his visit with students at a Harlem school, and Mass at Madison Square Garden

Philadelphia (Sept. 26-27): Pope Francis’ Mass at Sts. Peter and Paul Basilica, his meeting with bishops and seminarians at St. Charles Borromeo Seminary, his address on religious liberty at Independence Hall, his visit with prisoners at a correctional facility, his closing of World Meeting of Families at the Festival of Families and Papal Mass

Source National Catholic Register

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