Follow Pope Francis’ First U.S. Trip with Flipboard Topics
Gabriella Schwarz / September 22, 2015
Pope Francis, often referred to as the “people’s pope,” will arrive in the U.S. Tuesday for a six-day trip. This is his first visit to America since he was elected pope in 2013. The 78-year-old Argentine, who completed a historic trip to Cuba over the weekend, is expected to meet with President Barack Obama and address Congress while in Washington, D.C. He will speak at the United Nations General Assembly, lead mass at Madison Square Garden and visit the 9/11 Memorial and Museum during the New York portion of his trip. While in Philadelphia he is expected to spend time at a Philadelphia prison before he departs for Rome on Sunday.
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