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Vatican announces details of Pope's U.S. visit

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (KWWL) -

The Vatican has announced the schedule for Pope Francis' visit to the United States in September.

He'll arrive at Andrews Air Force Base on Tuesday, September 22nd. The next day, he'll visit the White House for a ceremony before holding a private meeting with President Obama.

Mass has been scheduled for that afternoon at The Catholic University of America.

On Thursday, September 24th, he'll address a joint meeting of Congress. He'll also visit St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Washington before leaving for New York City.

After New York, the pope will visit Philadelphia before leaving for Rome.

This will be Francis' first visit to the United States as pope.

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