Schedule of events for Pope Francis' visit to the United States

(AP)

Pope Francis is making his first-ever visit to the United States, September 22-27, 2015. He will be participating in events in Washington D.C. and New York before heading to Philadelphia for the World Meeting of Families and then returning to Rome.

Below is Pope Francis' day-by-day itinerary for the trip:

Washington D.C.

Tuesday, September 22, 2015
4 p.m.: Pope Francis arrives at Joint Base Andrews, where he will be greeted by President Barack Obama.

Wednesday, September 23, 2015
9:15 a.m.: Pope Francis meets with President Obama at the White House.
11 a.m.: Papal Parade along the National Mall.
11:30 a.m.: Prayer at Saint Matthew's Cathedral with U.S. bishops.
4:15 p.m.: Canonization Mass at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception.

Thursday, September 24, 2015
10 a.m: Pope Francis makes a speech in English to the Senate and House of Representatives in a joint session of Congress.
11 a.m. Brief appearance on West Front of the 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.

New York

Thursday, September 24, 2015
5 p.m.: Arrival at John F. Kennedy International Airport.
6:45 p.m.: Evening prayer service at St. Patrick's Cathedral.

Friday, September 25, 2015
8:30 a.m.: Pope Francis meets with the United Nations General Assembly.
11:30 a.m.: Multi-religious service at 9/11 Memorial and Museum.
4 p.m.: Visit to Our Lady Queen of Angels School in East Harlem.
5 p.m.: Procession through Central Park.
6 p.m.: Mass at Madison Square Garden.

Saturday, September 26, 2015
8:40 a.m.: Departure for Philadelphia from John F. Kennedy International Airport

Philadelphia

Saturday, September 26, 2015
9:30 a.m.: Arrival in Philadelphia.
10:30 a.m.: Mass at Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul.
4:45 p.m.: Visit to Independence Mall.
7:30 p.m.: Visit to the Festival of Families at Benjamin Franklin Parkway and prayer vigil with the World Meeting of Families.

Sunday, September 27, 2015
9:15 a.m.: Papal meeting with Bishops at St. Martin's Chapel of St. Charles Borromeo Seminary.
11 a.m.: Visit to Curran-Fromhold Correctional Facility.
4 p.m.: Mass with the 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.: Pope Francis departs for Rome.

Related Topics:
religionu.s. & worldpopepope francispope us visitpresident barack obamathe white housecongresscentral parkmadison square gardenunited nationsworld meeting of families 2015