Pope Francis will give an address to the United Nations and tour a Catholic school in East Harlem when he visits in September, Cardinal Timothy Dolan announced Tuesday. The Pope’s schedule was released at a news conference where Dolan said he is eager for the visit.
“He wants to see a lot of people,” Dolan said. “He wants to learn about us and our church. It will be an enlightening visit.”
Pope Francis is expected to arrive at 4 p.m., Sept. 24, at 4 p.m. and leave two days later, on Sept. 26. He will begin with an evening prayer in St. Patrick’s Cathedral. Dolan said that the Pontiff’s presence will make the church the “most visited by a Pope outside of Rome.”
The Pope will also lead an interfaith service at the 9/11 Memorial and Museum at the World Trade Center and a mass at Madison Square Garden.