His Holiness, Pope Francis, will be traveling to the United States for the first time since becoming Pope to attend the World Meeting of Families, taking place on September 26th and 27th, in Philadelphia. Held every three years, this international event emphasizes the importance of family in Catholic life.
The Archdiocese of New York is filled with joy that His Holiness has added our beloved city to his agenda and will be able to visit with us for a short time. The Pope's first stop will be our nation's capital, Washington, D.C., where he will be welcomed by the Archdiocese of Washington.
To learn more about this year’s World Meeting of Families and to plan your trip, you can visit the World Meeting of Families' website here.