This week, His Holiness, Pope Francis is making a historic visit to the United States, culminating with the World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia, PA. The Holy Father’s itinerary leading up to the World Meeting of Families includes meetings with President Obama and an address to the Joint Meeting of Congress, a Mass of Canonization of Junipero Serra at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, a visit to Catholic Charities, and other events.
I ask you to join me in praying for my trip to Cuba and the United States. I need your prayers.
— Pope Francis (@Pontifex) September 18, 2015
Links for Pope Francis’ Visit to the USA:
- Watch a livestream of various events during the 2015 Papal Visit, provided by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops
- Read more about the life of St. Junipero Serra, including a timeline of his life and the canonization process
- View the full schedule of events for Pope Francis’ visit
- Join the livestream broadcast in English and en Español from the World Meeting of Families, provided by EWTN and the Knights of Columbus
- Light a virtual candle and submit your prayer intentions for the World Meeting of Families
- Follow the World Meeting of Families on Facebook
Social Media links for the papal visit (list partially compiled by the Diocese of Dallas):
During Pope Francis’ apostolic journey to the United States, the USCCB and host Archdiocese’s social media channels will take you inside the visit with exclusive content, videos, news, images and more.