Just Released: The Pope’s Schedule For September’s Trip To Philadelphia

Just Released: The Pope’s Schedule For September’s Trip To Philadelphia


THIS IS CBS-3 “EYEWITNESS NEWS”. AND WE BEGIN WITH TWO MAJOR STORIES THIS NOON, BREAKING RIGHT NOW, NEW JERSEY GOVERNOR CHRIS CHRISTIE OFFICIALLY ANNOUNCES HE IS RUNNING FOR PRESIDENT. WE HAVE FINALLY LEARNED THE POPE’S PLANS FOR HIS VISIT HERE IN PHILADELPHIA IN SEPTEMBER. HI, GOOD AFTERNOON, I’M UKEE WASHINGTON. I’M PAT CIARROCCHI. MORE ON GOVERNOR CHRISTIE IN JUST A MOMENT. FIRST, THE POPE TOUCHES DOWN IN PHILADELPHIA EARLY ON SATURDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER THE 26TH. AND, HE HAS A PACKED SCHEDULE. OUR ALEXANDRIA HOFF LIVE ON INDEPENDENCE MALL WHERE OFFICIALS ARE DETAILING THAT PART OF THE PAPAL VISIT. ALEXANDRIA? Reporter: GOOD AFTERNOON, WE NOW KNOW THAT POPE FRANCIS WILL MAKE HIS FIRST PAPAL VISIT TO THE U.S. STRAIGHT FROM CUBA TO WASHINGTON, DC, THAT WILL BE ON SEPTEMBER 22ND, IT IS A TUESDAY, THERE IS GOING TO MEET WITH UN OFFICIALS AND THE PRESIDENT, AT THAT POINT HE IS GOING TO HEAD TO NEW YORK CITY WHERE HE IS GOING PAY TRIBUTE AT THE NINE 9/11 MEMORIAL BEFORE HOLDING A MASS AT MADISON SQUARE GARDEN, AT THAT POINT ALL ROADS LEAD TO PHILADELPHIA. POPE FRANCIS’ SCHEDULE IS TIGHT, AND FULL OF HIGH ALREADY ANTICIPATE THE EMOTIONAL MOMENTS. HERE’S WHAT THAT SCHEDULE LOOKS LIKE. HE WILL ARRIVE SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 26TH, AT 9:30 A.M. HOLD A MASS, AT CATHEDRAL BASILICA OF SAINTS PETER AND PAUL BEFORE TAKING RESIDENCE AT SAINT CHARLES BORROMAYO SEMINARY IN LOWER MERION. AT 4:45 POPE FRANCIS WILL VISIT INDEPENDENCE MALL WHERE HE IS EXPECTED TO DISCUSS IMMIGRATION AND RELIGIOUS FREEDOM. 7:30, HE WILL TAKE PART IN THE WORLD MEETING OF FAMILIES ON THE PARKWAY. THAT NEXT MORNING, HE WILL MEET WITH BISHOPS AND PAY A VISIT TO THE CURRAM FROM HOLDS FACILITY, AT 4:00 CONCLUSION MASS ON THE PARKWAY, DEPARTING FOR ROME AT EIGHT P.M. I KNOW HE WILL SEE A CHURCH THAT’S THRILLED TO WELCOME HIM, AND THRILLED TO HAVE HIM IN OUR MIDST. NOW, BEHIND ME, WE JUST HEARD FROM MAYOR NUTTER, ORGANIZERS OF THE WORMED MEETING OF FAMILIES. WE’LL HAVE MUCH MORE ON THAT

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