SCHEDULE: Pope Francis visits U.S.

NEW YORK, N.Y. (WIVB) — One of the most progressive men to ever occupy the office of the pontiff is set to visit the U.S. in 2015.

Pope Francis is set to visit the east coast of the U.S. over six days in September after arriving from Cuba on Sept. 22. He’ll visit Washington D.C., New York City and Philadelphia before returning to Rome.

Pope Francis’ Schedule: 

  • Tuesday, Sept. 22 — Arrives in the U.S. at 4 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Sept. 23 — The Pope will spend the day in Washington, D.C., meeting with President Obama at 9:15 a.m., and the bishops of the U.S. at 11:30 a.m.
  • Thursday, Sept. 24 — The Pope will spend the morning in Washington D.C., where he will address the Senate and House of Representatives at 10 a.m. In the afternoon, he will fly to New York City. He’ll arrive in New York at 5 p.m. and pray at St. Patrick’s Cathedral at 6:45 p.m.
  • Friday, Sept. 25 — The Pope will spend the day in New York City, visiting the United Nations, the 9/11 Memorial at the World Trade Center before visiting a school in east Harlem. He’ll hold a mass at Madison Square Garden at 6:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, Sept. 26 — The Pope will depart in the morning from New York City after addressing the United Nations General-Assembly at 8:30 a.m., then to Philadelphia. He’ll hold morning mass at 10:30 a.m. at the Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul before visiting locations in Philadelphia.
  • Sunday, Sept. 27 — The Pope will meet with U.S. bishops in the morning, make visits in Philadelphia before holding a 4 p.m. mass at Benjamin Franklin Parkway. He’ll depart for Rome at 8 p.m.

The trip won’t be the first time the man has visited the U.S., but it will be the first time while holding the office of the pontiff. You can see the entire schedule here. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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