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Archdiocese of Washington Announces Pope Francis's Washington, D.C., Schedule

WASHINGTON - The Vatican has announced the confirmed schedule for Pope Francis's apostolic visit to the United States this September, which includes stops in Washington, D.C., New York, and Philadelphia. Cardinal Donald Wuerl, archbishop of Washington, met with members of the media at the Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle in Washington to discuss the Washington, D.C. itinerary for the Holy Father's visit.

Also present at the media event were Monsignor Walter R. Rossi, rector of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception; Frank G. Persico, vice president for university relations for The Catholic University of America; Monsignor W. Ronald Jameson, rector of the Cathedral of St. Matthew

the Apostle; Monsignor John Enzler, president and CEO of Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Washington; Monsignor Salvatore A. Criscuolo, pastor of Saint Patrick's Church in Washington; and representatives from the apostolic nunciature.

"Pope Francis has captured the imagination of people around the world and touched the hearts of all of us," said Cardinal Donald Wuerl, archbishop of Washington. "We look forward to our Holy Father's visit here as it will be a time of God's grace at work among us in a unique way and an opportunity to be confirmed more fully as missionary disciples of our Lord."

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