RELIGION

Itinerary for Pope Francis' visit to Cuba, Washington, New York and Philadelphia in September

Schedule of Pope Francis' trip to the U.S. and Cuba, as announced by Vatican officials and U.S. bishops:

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CUBA

Sunday, Sept. 20

— Celebrates Mass in Revolution Square in Havana.

— Visits with state leaders, religious men and women, youth.

Monday, Sept. 21

— Celebrates Mass in Holguin.

Tuesday, Sept. 22

— Celebrates Mass in the minor Basilica of the Shrine of Our Lady of Charity of Cobre, Santiago.

— Meets families in the Cathedral of Our Lady of Asuncion, Santiago.

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WASHINGTON

Wednesday, Sept. 23

— Visits White House.

— Prays with U.S. bishops at St. Matthew's Cathedral.

— Celebrates Mass for canonization of Father Junipero Serra at Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception.

Thursday, Sept. 24

— Addresses Congress.

— Meets with homeless at St. Patrick's parish and Catholic Charities.

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NEW YORK

Thursday, Sept. 24

— Celebrates evening prayers at St. Patrick's Cathedral.

Friday, Sept. 25

— Speaks on environmental sustainability at the United Nations.

— Joins interfaith service at ground zero memorial site.

— Visits Our Lady, Queen of Angels School in East Harlem, meets with immigrant families.

— Celebrates Mass in Madison Square Garden.

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PHILADLEPHIA

Saturday, Sept. 26

— Celebrates Mass with religious community at Cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul in Philadelphia.

— Visits Independence Mall, discusses religious freedom with Hispanics and other immigrants.

— Visits Festival of Families, Benjamin Franklin Parkway.

Sunday, Sept. 27

— Meets with bishops at St. Charles Borromeo Seminary in suburban Philadelphia.

— Visits inmates at Curran-Fromhold Correctional Facility.

— Celebrates Mass on Benjamin Franklin Parkway.

— Greets World Meeting of Families organizers, volunteers and benefactors at airport before departing for Rome.