Pope Francis is coming to Philadelphia! After visiting Washington D.C. and New York City, he’s making his third and final stop in the United States — and he’s making it count!
It’s Pope Francis‘ first visit to the United States, and after a whirlwind four days hitting Washington D.C. and NYC, he’s completing the visit with two full days in Philadelphia. Click through to see where he’s headed every stop of the way.
Saturday, September 26, 2015
8:40am: Pope Francis departs from John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York en route to Philadelphia.
9:30am: Pope Francis arrives in the Atlantic Aviation hangar at the Philadelphia International Airport.
10:30am: The Pope will celebrate mass at Cathedral Basilica of Sts. Peter and Paul. This mass is only open to local religious leaders, and those with personal invitations.
4:45pm: Pope Francis will visit Independence Mall, where he is expected to talk about immigration and religious freedom in front of 50,000 people. He will arrive to the event in the Popemobile, doing a loop around the mall, stopping to bless infants and speak with others on the route.
7:30pm: The Pope will be honored at the Festival of Families, a multicultural event open to the public, followed by a prayer vigil. High-profile musicians like Andrea Bocelli are expected to perform. This event is located on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway outside the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
Sunday, September 27, 2015
9:15am: A papal meeting will be held with local bishops at St. Martin’s Chapel in St. Charles Borromeo Seminary.
11:00am: The pontiff will visit Curran-Fromhold Correctional Facility, and personally meet with inmates with history of good behavior and their families.
4:00pm A celebratory closing Mass held outside the Philadelphia Art Museum will conclude the World Meeting of Families. This event is open to the public.
7:00pm: Pope Francis will meet with organizers, volunteers and benefactors of the World Meeting of Families at the Atlantic Aviation hangar in the Philadelphia International Airport.
8:00pm: Pope Francis departs Philadelphia to return to Rome, concluding his visit to the United States.
HollywoodLifers, are you going to see Pope Francis when he comes to Philadelphia? Tell us in the comments!
— Samantha Wilson