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DUBUQUE (KWWL) -

Pope Francis is finishing up his trip in Cuba -- and set to visit the U.S. Tuesday.

Catholics from across the nation are getting ready for his arrival -- this being the first trip for Pope Francis to the country.

"I'm really excited to go.  It's a wonderful opportunity to be with people who are also excited to see our Pope," said Sister Lou Anglin who has been preparing for her trip. 

She's with Sisters of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Dubuque.

"Well I've read lots of different things, as much about his life, as much as I can, and the people that invited us for this mass have sent us materials, so I've been, you know, reading through."

There are several catholic communities in the Tri-states area sending representatives to see the Pope.  They will be attending the Canonization Mass in Washington D.C. on Wednesday -- one of the highlights of Pope Francis' visit. 

That's when Father Junipero Serra, a Spanish missionary in the 18th century will be declared a saint.

Sister Lou says this trip will be  a time to bring people together for the common good.

"At similar gatherings of people of faith, it's just inspiring to be there, that there's all these people that share the desire to reach out to the people in need."

So as Pope Francis ends his visit to Cuba, local Catholics are awaiting in anticipation for his arrival to the U.S. 

Sister Lou will be joined by two other members of their Catholic community, that being the president and a novice, which is someone considering a life in sisterhood. 

As for Pope Francis, he's scheduled to arrive in Washington D.C. Tuesday.  He'll also make stops in New York  and Philadelphia during his trip.

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