Pope Francis' public events for his historic trip to the United States begin today, with appearances in Washington, D.C.

Above, watch the pope's visit live, beginning with the 9:15 a.m. ceremony and meeting with President Obama. The pope's full schedule for his U.S. trip, which brings him to New York City and Philadelphia as the week progresses, is below.

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 23 (WASHINGTON, DC)

  • 9:15  a.m.  Welcome ceremony and meeting with President Obama at the White House
  • 11 a.m.  Papal Parade along the Ellipse and the National Mall (time approximate)
  • 11:30 a.m. Midday Prayer with the bishops of the United States, St. Matthew's Cathedral
  • 4:15  p.m.  Mass of Canonization of Junipero Serra, Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 24 (WASHINGTON, DC, NEW YORK CITY)

  • 9:20  a.m. Address to Joint Meeting of the United States Congress
  • 11:15 a.m. Visit to St. Patrick in the City and Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Washington
  • 4 p.m.  Depart from Joint Base Andrews
  • 5 p.m.  Arrival at John F. Kennedy International Airport
  • 6:45 p.m.  Evening Prayer (Vespers) at St. Patrick's Cathedral

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 25 (NEW YORK CITY)

  • 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

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 26 (NEW YORK CITY, PHILADELPHIA)

  • 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

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 27 (PHILADELPHIA)

  • 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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