The following chart lists the pope's major United States appearances and the options for viewing them. Events that are carried live on TWC's Papal Visit Channel can be seen on TV, online or on the TWC News app. For more information see our Papal Visit Coverage page.


TUESDAY, SEPT. 22: WASHINGTON, DC

TIME EVENT DESCRIPTION ATTENDANCE INFO VIEWING INFO
4:00 p.m. U.S. ARRIVAL Arrival at Andrews Air Force Base followed by official welcoming ceremony. Closed to the public. • Live on Papal Visit channel.


WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 23: WASHINGTON, DC

TIME EVENT DESCRIPTION ATTENDANCE INFO VIEWING INFO
9:15 a.m. WHITE HOUSE WELCOMING CEREMONY Welcoming ceremony on the South Lawn of the White House. Onlookers can gather outside White House gate. • Live on Papal Visit channel.
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11:30 a.m. MEETING AT ST. MATTHEW'S Meeting with the Bishops of the United States of America at St. Matthew's Cathedral. Closed to the public. • Live on Papal Visit channel.
4:15 p.m. MASS AT NATIONAL SHRINE Holy Mass and Canonization of Blessed Fr. Junipero Serra at the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception.
Transit info from WMATA.
Traffic closure plans from DC.gov.
More info from nationalshrine.com.
Tickets will primarily go to the Hispanic Catholic community, followed by Catholic charities, seminarians and local laity. D.C. locals may be able to get tickets through their parishes. Mass will be shown on screens throughout the city. • Live on Papal Visit channel.
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THURSDAY, SEPT. 24: WASHINGTON, DC

TIME EVENT DESCRIPTION ATTENDANCE INFO VIEWING INFO
9:20 a.m. CONGRESSIONAL ADDRESS Address to Joint Session of the United States Congress. U.S. Congress will host a ticketed Jumbotron broadcast on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol. A limited number of tickets have been made available, and individuals can find more information by contacting their senator or representative. Pope Francis may make a brief appearance on the West Front as well. • Live on Papal Visit channel.
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11:15 a.m. VISIT TO ST. PATRICK IN THE CITY Visit to St. Patrick Parish and the Charitable Center of the Archdiocese of Washington. Likely closed to the public. • Live on Papal Visit channel.
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4:00 p.m. D.C. DEPARTURE Departure from Andrews Air Force Base. Closed to the public. • Live on Papal Visit channel.


THURSDAY, SEPT. 24: NEW YORK CITY

• NYC Security Perimeter Info  |  NYC Traffic Closure Info

TIME EVENT DESCRIPTION ATTENDANCE INFO VIEWING INFO
5:00 p.m. NYC ARRIVAL Arrival at John F. Kennedy International Airport. Closed to public. • Live on Papal Visit channel.
6:45 p.m. VESPERS AT ST. PATRICK'S Evening prayer at St. Patrick's Cathedral. Open to clergy of St. Patrick’s Cathedral only. • Live on Papal Visit channel.
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FRIDAY, SEPT. 25: NEW YORK CITY

• NYC Security Perimeter Info  |  NYC Traffic Closure Info

TIME EVENT DESCRIPTION ATTENDANCE INFO VIEWING INFO
8:30 a.m. UNITED NATIONS ADDRESS Visit to the United Nations and Address to the United Nations General Assembly.
More info from United Nations website.
Closed to the public. • Live on Papal Visit channel.
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11:30 a.m. WTC MULTI-RELIGIOUS GATHERING Multi-religious gathering at 9/11 Memorial and Museum, World Trade Center.
Directions to site from 911memorial.org.
Traffic closure plans from NYC.gov.
More info from 911memorial.org.
A lottery was held for members of the 9/11 community to attend. Those selected are allowed to bring one guest. The event will be limited on space for other guests for security reasons, although crowds may gather outside the event. • Live on Papal Visit channel.
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4:00 p.m. EAST HARLEM SCHOOL VISIT Visit with children from four Harlem schools and Catholic Charities beneficiaries at Our Lady Queen of Angels School in East Harlem. Closed to public. • Live on Papal Visit channel.
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5:15 p.m.
Tentative
CENTRAL PARK PROCESSION Procession through Central Park on the park's West Drive between 72nd and 60th streets.
Traffic closure plans from nyc.gov.
More info from nyc.gov.
Residents of New York state may enter a ticket giveaway contest, from September 3-7, to receive two tickets to the event. Guests must enter the park via an assigned security gate listed on ticket beginning at noon, and must be at their assigned gate no later than 3:30 p.m.
• Visit the Giveaway Contest page.
• Live on Papal Visit channel.
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6:00 p.m.
MSG MASS Mass at Madison Square Garden.
Traffic closure plans from nyc.gov.
More info from popefransicvisit.com.
Tickets are not being sold publicly and will be primarily distributed to parishes within the Archdiocese of New York, with a limited number distributed to the other dioceses in New York State. Other Catholic organizations and institutions throughout the archdiocese of New York will also receive tickets and will then extend invitations to members. • Live on Papal Visit channel.
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SATURDAY, SEPT. 26: NEW YORK CITY

TIME EVENT DESCRIPTION ATTENDANCE INFO VIEWING INFO
8:40 a.m. NYC DEPARTURE Departure from John F. Kennedy International Airport. Closed to public. • Live on Papal Visit channel.


SATURDAY, SEPT. 26: PHILADELPHIA

TIME EVENT DESCRIPTION ATTENDANCE INFO VIEWING INFO
9:30 a.m. PHILADELPHIA ARRIVAL Arrival at Philadelphia International Airport. Closed to public. • Live on Papal Visit channel.
10:30 a.m. SS. PETER AND PAUL MASS Mass at Cathedral Basilica of SS. Peter and Paul.
More info from World Meeting website.
Event closed to the public and will be held exclusively for local religious leaders and those with personal invitations. • Live on Papal Visit channel.
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4:45 p.m. INDEPENDENCE MALL VISIT Speech on religious freedom and immigration at Independence Hall.
More info from World Meeting website.
5,000 free tickets will be made available to the public online on a first-come, first-serve basis, with details TBD. • Live on Papal Visit channel.
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7:30 p.m. FESTIVAL OF FAMILIES VISIT Participation in Festival of Families intercultural celebration, part of World Meeting of Families gathering, on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway outside the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
Event and ticketing information.
Road closure info from phila.gov.
More info from World Meeting website.
Free and open to public. • Live on Papal Visit channel.
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SUNDAY, SEPT. 27: PHILADELPHIA

TIME EVENT DESCRIPTION ATTENDANCE INFO VIEWING INFO
9:15 a.m. MEETING AT ST. MARTIN'S Meeting with bishops at St. Martin's Chapel.
More info from World Meeting website.
Closed to public. • Live on Papal Visit channel.
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11:00 a.m. CURRAN-FROMHOLD VISIT Visit to Curran-Fromhold Correctional Facility to meet with select prisoners and their families.
More info from World Meeting website.
Closed to public. • Live on Papal Visit channel.
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4:00 p.m. WORLD MEETING OF FAMILIES MASS Mass for the conclusion of the World Meeting of Families on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway.
Event and ticketing information.
More info from World Meeting website.
Free and open to public. • Live on Papal Visit channel.
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7:00 p.m. AIRPORT FAREWELL CEREMONY Visit with organizers, volunteers and benefactors of the World Meeting of Families at Philadelphia International Airport followed by departure ceremony.
More info from World Meeting website.
Closed to public. • Live on Papal Visit channel.
8:00 p.m. PHILADELPHIA DEPARTURE Departure from Philadelphia International Airport for Rome. Closed to public. • Live on Papal Visit channel.