Archdiocese of Washington To Welcome Pope Francis

Popa Francis Papal Visit

I’m pleased to confirm the welcome news that Pope Francis will visit Washington, D.C. between September 22 and September 25, 2015. During his time with us, among other things, the Holy Father will meet with President Barack Obama at the White House, address a joint meeting of both houses of Congress, and on the afternoon of September 23 will declare Junípero Serra a saint during a Mass celebrated at the East Portico of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception which adjoins the campus of The Catholic University of America.

Pope Francis has captured the imagination of people around the world and touched the hearts of Catholics and others who do not share our faith. We look to his visit to Washington as a time of grace and an opportunity for each of us to grow closer to our Lord, Jesus Christ, and experience his Gospel of joy and mercy.

To learn more, I invite you to visit our archdiocesan webpage or sign up below to receive papal visit updates via text or email.