Pope Francis will visit the United States In the coming months. That has been made known for several months, however, his exact itinerary has been kept a secret until now. In an official statement, the Vatican has released Pope Francis’ official itinerary for his September visit to the states. It will mark his first papal visit to the U.S.
According to the official timeline, the Pontiff will land on September 22nd in the United States. He will rest for the evening before joining President Obama at the White House on September 23rd. He will spend much of the 24th in Washington D.C., as well. His stops include St. Patrick and Catholic Charities, as well as Congress.
ValueWalk writes that Pope Francis is expected to arrive in New York City on the evening of September 24th and take part in evening prayers at Saint Patrick’s Cathedral. He will join the U.N. General Assembly the following day, and perform mass that evening at Madison Square Garden before heading to Philadelphia. His days in Philadelphia will include a prison visit, several masses, and a meeting with Bishops before he departs for Rome on September 27th.
Pope Francis is being hailed by many as a modern Pope with views that align better with modern ideology.