Itinerary for Pope Francis' visit to Cuba, US in September

AP News
Posted: Jun 30, 2015 2:21 PM

Schedule of Pope Francis' trip to the U.S. and Cuba, as announced by Vatican officials and U.S. bishops:



Sunday, Sept. 20

— Celebrates Mass in Revolution Square in Havana.

— Visits with state leaders, religious men and women, youth.

Monday, Sept. 21

— Celebrates Mass in Holguin.

Tuesday, Sept. 22

— Celebrates Mass in the minor Basilica of the Shrine of Our Lady of Charity of Cobre, Santiago.

— Meets families in the Cathedral of Our Lady of Asuncion, Santiago.



Wednesday, Sept. 23

— Visits White House.

— Prays with U.S. bishops at St. Matthew's Cathedral.

— Celebrates Mass for canonization of Father Junipero Serra at Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception.

Thursday, Sept. 24

— Addresses Congress.

— Meets with homeless at St. Patrick's parish and Catholic Charities.



Thursday, Sept. 24

— Celebrates evening prayers at St. Patrick's Cathedral.

Friday, Sept. 25

— Speaks on environmental sustainability at the United Nations.

— Joins interfaith service at ground zero memorial site.

— Visits Our Lady, Queen of Angels School in East Harlem, meets with immigrant families.

— Celebrates Mass in Madison Square Garden.



Saturday, Sept. 26

— Celebrates Mass with religious community at Cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul in Philadelphia.

— Visits Independence Mall, discusses religious freedom with Hispanics and other immigrants.

— Visits Festival of Families, Benjamin Franklin Parkway.

Sunday, Sept. 27

— Meets with bishops at St. Charles Borromeo Seminary in suburban Philadelphia.

— Visits inmates at Curran-Fromhold Correctional Facility.

— Celebrates Mass on Benjamin Franklin Parkway.

— Greets World Meeting of Families organizers, volunteers and benefactors at airport before departing for Rome.