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Cardinal Dolan: Pope Francis May Visit Immigrant Facility in New York

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Archbishop Looking Forward to Pontiff's Visit to St. Patrick's Cathedral

More details of Pope Francis' upcoming visit to the United States — particularly his stop in New York City — emerged Thursday as Cardinal Timothy Dolan said the pontiff may be visiting educational and charitable ministries of the Archdiocese of New York.

"You gotta ask the Vatican," Dolan, the archbishop of New York, said when asked about details of the expected visit in September.

The cardinal, who spoke briefly with Aleteia as he arrived to address a Manhattan gathering on the persecution of Christians in the Middle East, said he didn't think Pope Francis would celebrate a large outdoor Mass in New York's Central Park, as Pope St. John Paul II did in 1995.

"I don't think that. But for St. Patrick's [Cathedral], please God," the cardinal said.

"I think he'll visit one of our works with immigrants and Catholic Charities and schools," Dolan added.

"Stay tuned," the cardinal said, as he proceeded to greet other guests at a conference sponsored by the Hudson Institute titled, "The Islamic State's Religious Cleansing and the Urgency of a Strategic Response."

Various media have already reported on other details of Pope Francis' first visit to the United States.

The Pope is expected to travel to Cuba before his three-city tour of the U.S. Sept. 22-27.

He is expected to arrive in Washington, D.C., on the evening of Sept. 22 and visit the White House the following morning, where the official welcoming ceremony would take place.

He would go on to celebrate Mass at Washington's Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, where he will canonize Blessed Junipero Serra. Then his plan is to address a joint meeting of Congress.

He would leave for New York City on the afternoon of Sept. 24 and address the U.N. General Assembly on the morning of the 25th. This coincides with the opening of the three-day Post-2015 Sustainable Development Summit.

Francis is also likely to visit the landmark St. Patrick's Cathedral on Fifth Avenue, and possibly a visit to ground zero, although details are still sketchy on the New York City visit.

Early on the 26th, the pontiff would head to Philadelphia, where he is set to participate in the World Meeting of Families. There, he is expected to participate in a prayer vigil on the 26th and celebrate Mass on Sunday, Sept. 27.

John Burger is news editor for Aleteia's English edition.

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More details of Pope Francis' upcoming visit to the United States — particularly his stop in New York City — emerged Thursday as Cardinal Timothy Dolan said the pontiff may be visiting educational and charitable ministries of the Archdiocese of New York.
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