Along with main events, the pope’s first journey to America includes visit to school, penitentiary
Tuesday, Sept. 22 Washington, D.C.
4 p.m. — Arrival from Cuba at Andrews Air Force Base
Wednesday, Sept. 23 Washington, D.C.
9:15 a.m. — Welcome ceremony, meeting with President Barack Obama at the White House
11:30 a.m. — Midday prayer with the bishops of the United States at the Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle
4:15 p.m. — Outdoor Mass and canonization of Junipero Serra at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception
Thursday, Sept. 24 Washington, D.C.; New York City
9:20 a.m. — Address to joint session of the U.S. Congress
11:15 a.m. — Visit to St. Patrick in the City and Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Washington
4 p.m. — Departure from Andrews Air Force Base
5 p.m. — Arrival at John F. Kennedy International Airport
6:45 p.m. — Evening prayer at St. Patrick’s Cathedral
Friday, Sept. 25 New York City
8:30 a.m. — Visit to the United Nations and address to the United Nations General Assembly
11:30 a.m. — Multi-religious service at National September 11 Memorial and Museum at the World Trade Center
4 p.m. — Visit to Our Lady Queen of Angels School, East Harlem
6 p.m. — Mass at Madison Square Garden
Saturday, Sept. 26 New York City; Philadelphia
8:40 a.m. — Departure from John F. Kennedy International Airport
9:30 a.m. — Arrival at Atlantic Aviation, Philadelphia
10:30 a.m. — Mass at the Cathedral Basilica of Sts. Peter and Paul
4:45 p.m. — Visit to Independence Mall
7:30 p.m. — Visit to the Festival of Families on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Sunday, Sept. 27 Philadelphia
9:15 a.m. — Meeting with bishops at St. Charles Borromeo Seminary
11 a.m. — Visit to Curran-Fromhold Correctional Facility
4 p.m. — Mass for the conclusion of the World Meeting of Families on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway
7 p.m. — Visit with organizers, volunteers and benefactors of the World Meeting of Families at Atlantic Aviation
8 p.m. — Departure for Rome
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