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Pope Francis is coming to Philadelphia

The Morning Call - January 19, 2015

Pope Francis will visit Philadelphia to address the World Meeting of Families on Sept. 26, but may also visit a children's hospital or juvenile prison while in the city, according to the online magazine Catholic News Agency."Our plan is not to have a huge Mass outside of Philadelphia, because the focus will really be Philadelphia, because the Pope is going to the United States for the World Meeting of Families," Archbishop Bernardito Auza said, according to an article on the agency's website. Auza is one of several bishops and archbishops who helped plan the Pope's visit to the U.SThe World Meeting of Families starts Sept. 22 and ends on Sept. 27. According to the article, Auza said the Pope will also likely visit a children's hospital or juvenile prison while in Philadelphia.The Pope will arrive in Washington the evening of Sept. 22, visit the White House the following morning, celebrate Mass at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception and address a joint meeting of Congress, according to the article. Then he will visit New York on Sept. 24 to address the U.N. general assembly at the outset of a summit on sustainable development, before coming to Philadelphia, Auza told the online magazine.