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Pope Francis waves from the popemobile after leading a Mass at Rizal Park in Manila
Pope Francis waves from the popemobile after leading a Mass at Rizal Park in Manila on Jan. 18, 2015.  Erik De Castro—Reuters

Pope Francis Confirms He Will Visit DC, NYC and Philly

Jan 19, 2015

Pope Francis confirmed Monday that his trip to the United States this fall will include stops in Washington and New York City, in addition to the previously announced visit to Philadelphia.

Details of his itinerary are in the early planning stages, but organizers are already talking about appearances at the White House, the United Nations and Ground Zero, and even a Mass at Madison Square Garden.

One thing that is not in question: American Catholics can't wait to play host to the hugely popular people's pontiff...

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Pope Francis Holds Giant Mass in the Philippines

Pope Francis waves from the popemobile after leading a Mass at Rizal Park in Manila, Jan. 18, 2015.
Pope Francis waves from the popemobile after leading a Mass at Rizal Park in Manila, Jan. 18, 2015.Ezra Acayan—Reuters
Pope Francis waves from the popemobile after leading a Mass at Rizal Park in Manila, Jan. 18, 2015.
Pilgrims wait for Pope Francis conducts mass at the Rizal Park on Jan. 18, 2015 in Manila.
Members of the Philippine National Police prevent well-wishers from moving forward as Pope Francis' motorcade passes by in Manila, Jan. 18, 2015.
Pope Francis aboard his popemobile kisses a Filipino baby prior to his mass in Quirino grandstand, Manila, Jan. 18, 2015.
Pilgrims pray as Pope Francis conducts mass at the Rizal Park on Jan. 18, 2015 in Manila.
Pope Francis conducts a mass at the Rizal Park on Jan. 18, 2015 in Manila.
Pope Francis prays during a Mass at Rizal Park in Manila, Jan. 18, 2015.
Millions of the faithful are seen in the Rizal Park area where Pope Francis celebrates Mass in Manila, Jan. 18, 2015.
A Filipino nun prays during a downpour prior to Pope Francis mass in Manila, Jan. 18, 2015.
Pope Francis waves from the popemobile after leading a Mass at Rizal Park in Manila, Jan. 18, 2015.
Ezra Acayan—Reuters
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