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Pope Francis' itinerary: Cuba-U.S. visits

Pope Francis arrives at Havana Sept. 19; returns to Rome Sept. 27

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The Vatican published Pope Francis' schedule in June. After the September 19 to 22nd visit to Cuba, the Pope will be in the U.S. from September 22 to the 27th. 

September 23

9:15 a.m: White House welcoming ceremony and personal meeting with President Barack Obama.

11:30 a.m: Midday Prayer with U.S. bishops at Saint Matthew's Cathedral in D.C.

4:15 p.m: Junipero Serra Canonization Mass at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception.

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September 24

10 a.m.: Speech to the Senate and House of Representatives (Joint Session of Congress).

11 a.m.: Brief appearance on West Front of Capitol.

11:15 a.m:  Visit to St. Patrick's Catholic Church in D.C. and Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Washington.

4 p.m: Departure for New York from Joint Base Andrews (D.C.).

5 p.m.: Arrival at John F. Kennedy International Airport (New York).

6:45 p.m.: Evening prayer at St. Patrick's Cathedral (New York).

September 25

8:30 a.m.: United Nations General-Assembly.

11:30 a.m.: Multi-religious service at 9/11 Memorial and Museum, World Trade Center.

4 p.m.: Visit to Our Lady Queen of Angels School in East Harlem.

5 p.m.: Papal motorcade through Central Park.

6 p.m.: Madison Square Garden Mass.

September 26

8:40 a.m.: Departure for Philadelphia from John F. Kennedy International Airport

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9:30 a.m.: Arrival in Atlantic Aviation hangar at Philadelphia International Airport Philadelphia

10:30 a.m.: Mass at Cathedral Basilica of Sts. Peter and Paul

4:45 p.m.: Visit to Independence Mall

7:30 p.m.: Visit to Festival of Families at Benjamin Franklin Parkway and Prayer Vigil with World Meeting of Families

September 27

9:15 a.m.: Papal meeting with Bishops at St. Martin's Chapel, St. Charles Borromeo Seminary

11 a.m.:  Visit to Curran-Fromhold Correctional Facility

4 p.m.: Papal Mass for World Meeting of Families

7 p.m.:  Visit with organizers, volunteers and benefactors of the World Meeting of Families at Atlantic Aviation

8 p.m.: Return to Rome

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September 19

10.15 a.m.: Pope Francis departs from Rome's Fiumicino airport for Havana.

4.05 p.m.: Pope Francis arrives at Havana's Jose Marti International Airport.

September 20

9 a.m.: Mass in Havana's Revolution Square. Homily by Pope. Recitation of the Angelus.

4 p.m.: Courtesy visit with Cuba's President Raul Castro in Havana's Palace of the Revolution.

5:15 p.m.: Celebration of vespers with priests, religious and seminarians in Havana's cathedral. Homily by Pope.


6:30 p.m.: Greeting to young people at the Father Felix Varela cultural center in Havana. Remarks by Pope.

September 21

8 a.m.: Departure by air for Holguin, Cuba.

9:20 a.m.: Arrival at Holguin's Frank Pais International Airport.

10:30 a.m.: Mass in Holguin's Revolution Square. Homily by pope.

3:45 p.m.: Blessing of the city of Holguin from Cross Hill (Loma de la Cruz).

4:40 p.m.: Departure by air for Santiago de Cuba.

5:30 p.m.: Arrival at Santiago de Cuba's Antonio Maceo International Airport.

7 p.m.: Meeting with bishops at the seminary of St. Basil the Great in El Cobre.

7.45 p.m.: Prayer to Our Lady of Charity with bishops and the papal entourage in the Minor Basilica of the Shrine of Our Lady of Charity of El Cobre.

September 22

4 p.m: Pope Francis arrives in D.C. at Joint Base Andrews