World Bulletin / News Desk
Pope Francis will address a joint session of the U.S. Congress, the first pope to do so, on his much anticipated Sept. 19-27 trip to Cuba and the United States and meet Cuban president Raul Castro in Havana, the Vatican said on Tuesday.
His itinerary includes stops in Havana, where he meets Castro on Sept. 20, Holguin and Santiago in Cuba before going to Washington D.C., New York and Philadelphia. He will meet with U.S President Barack Obama at the White House on Sept. 23.
In New York, he will address the United Nations, participate in an inter-religious service at the Ground Zero site of the Sept. 11, 2001 attack on the World Trade Center, and meet immigrants and their children at a school in Harlem.
He will spend the last two days of the trip in Philadelphia to close the World Meeting of Families, an international Catholic gathering that takes place in a different city every three years. He will also visit the Curran-Fromhold prison.Güncelleme Tarihi: 30 Haziran 2015, 16:00