Pope Francis arrives for an audience with members of the Eucharistic Youth Movement in the Paul VI hall at the Vatican City on Aug. 7 2015.
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August 7, 2015 3:15 PM EDT

Pope Francis will trade in his traditional Vatican chair set-up for a very American alternative—The Gettysburg Lectern—when he speaks in Philadelphia this September.

The Pope will speak from the lectern where Abraham Lincoln delivered the Gettysburg Address in 1863, the World Meeting of Families announced in a Friday press release. The Abraham Lincoln Foundation will provide the historical artifact for when Pope Francis delivers his speech in front of Independence Hall on Sept. 26.

The Pope will speak in Philadelphia toward the end of a 6-day trip to the U.S. that will begin with President Obama at the White House and include an address to the U.N. General Assembly.

Write to Julia Zorthian at julia.zorthian@time.com.

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