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Pope Francis' visit: His Philadelphia schedule

Pope Francis smiles at shutterbug students during a

Pope Francis smiles at shutterbug students during a visit to Our Lady Queen of Angels School in East Harlem on Sept. 25, 2015. Credit: EPA / Eric Thayer

Here is the planned schedule of events for Pope Francis' visit to Philadelphia, as he concludes his trip to Cuba and the United States:


9:30 a.m. -- Arrival at Atlantic Aviation facility at Philadelphia International Airport.

10:30 a.m -- Mass with bishops, priests and others at Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul, the home church of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.

4:45 p.m. -- Visit to Independence Mall where Francis will give a speech on religious liberty and immigration.

7:30 p.m. -- Visit to the Festival of Families, an international celebration of family, community and faith. Among the performers are Andrew Bocelli and the Philadephia Symphony Orchestra.


9:15 a.m. -- Meeting with bishops at St. Martin's Chapel at the St. Charles Borromeo Seminary.

11 a.m. -- Visit to Curran-Fromhold Correctional Facility, where Francis will visit with prisoners and their families.

4 p.m. -- Mass for the conclusion of the World Meeting of Families. The event is expected to draw 2 million people.

7 p.m. -- Meeting with organizers, volunteers and benefactors of the World Meeting of Families at Atlantic Aviation.

8 p.m. -- Departure for Rome.

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