Pope Francis Visits the US

Resources for Pope Francis' Visit to the U.S.

Here are the texts of his talks and homilies during his visit

Wednesday, September 23 (Washington, DC)

Welcome ceremony and meeting with President Obama at the White House - President Obama's Welcome
Video of Pope Francis' talk at the White House | text

Midday Prayer with the bishops of the United States, St. Matthew's Cathedral
Be Shephers in Unity and Dialogue

 Mass of Canonization of Junipero Serra, Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception
Sharing the Good News

Thursday, September 24 (Washington, DC, New York City)

Address to Joint Meeting of the United States Congress
Text of Address | Official Vatican Text

Visit to St. Patrick in the City and Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Washington | Speaking about Homelessness

Evening Prayer (Vespers) at St. Patrick's Cathedral
Homily for all - special message to U.S. Religious Women

Friday, September 25 (New York City)

Visit to the United Nations and Address to the General Assembly
Text of Address

Multi-religious service at 9/11 Memorial and Museum, World Trade Center

Visit to Our Lady Queen of Angels School, East Harlem | talk: Chidren have right to derams

Mass at Madison Square Garden | Homily: God is living in our cities

Saturday, September 26 (New York City, Philadelphia)

Mass at Cathedral Basilica of St. Peter and Paul, Philadelphia
Homily: What about you? We all are called to Mission

Visit to Independence Mall | Talk on Religious Freedom

Visit to the Festival of Families Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Prepared Text | Actual remarks

Sunday, September 27 (Philadelphia)

Meeting with bishops at St. Martin's Chapel, St. Charles Borromeo Seminary | Talk

Visit to Curran-Fromhold Correctional Facility | Talk: Caring for the Prisoner

Meeting with Five Victims of Sex Abuse in Philadelphia | Talk

Mass for the conclusion of the World Meeting of Families, Benjamin Franklin Parkway 
Concluding Homily

Departure for Rome: Press conference on the plane

Resources for Pope Francis' Visit

The Complete Schedule for the Visit

The Vatican site on the visit, with official texts, in various languages.

Photos from our Creighton Students
Trip to Philadelphia


Address of Pope Benedict XVI to the U.N.
April 13, 2008

Address of Pope John Paul II to the U.N.
October 5, 1995

Address of Pope John Paul II to the U.N.
October 2, 1979

Address of Pope Paul VI to the U.N.
October 4, 1965

Francis in Cuba

Pope Francis'
talks and homilies
in Cuba

The Collaborative Ministry Office
Creighton's Online Ministries Home Page