Pope Francis continues his visit to New York City Friday with a procession through Central Park and a mass at Madison Square Garden. He will depart this weekend for Philadelphia where he is schedule to say Mass this Sunday.

Early indications were that the trip in and out of New York City before the Pope's Mass was a fairly easy one — though it had yet to be seen how things will go after he wraps up his New York leg of his trip.

The video is scheduled to begin at 5:30 p.m., and the Mass itself at 6 p.m.


  • 8:30 a.m. Visit to the United Nations and Address to the United Nations General Assembly
  • 11:30 a.m. Multi-religious service at 9/11 Memorial and Museum, World Trade Center
  • 4 p.m.  Visit to Our Lady Queen of Angels School, East Harlem
  • 5 p.m.   Procession through Central Park (time approximate)
  • 6 p.m.  Mass at Madison Square Garden


  • 8:40 a.m.  Departure from John F. Kennedy International Airport
  • 9:30 a.m.  Arrival at Atlantic Aviation, Philadelphia
  • 10:30 a.m. Mass at Cathedral Basilica of Sts. Peter and Paul, Philadelphia
  • 4:45 p.m.  Visit to Independence Mall
  • 7:30 p.m.  Visit to the Festival of Families Benjamin Franklin Parkway


  • 9:15   a.m.  Meeting with bishops at St. Martin's Chapel, St. Charles Borromeo Seminary
  • 11 a.m. Visit to Curran-Fromhold Correctional Facility
  • 4 p.m.   Mass for the conclusion of the World Meeting of Families, Benjamin Franklin Parkway
  • 7 p.m.  Visit with organizers, volunteers and benefactors of the World Meeting of Families, Atlantic Aviation
  • 8 p.m.  Departure for Rome

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