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The pope is coming to America

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In this photo taken March 27, 2014, President Barack Obama meets with Pope Francis at the Vatican. When Pope Francis arrives in the United States, he will get an airport welcome that few world leaders have ever received: a plane-side greeting from President Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle. The extraordinary gesture on Sept. 22 is just the beginning of the pomp and protocol that will be on display as Washington welcomes the popular leader of the world�s 1.2 billion Roman Catholics and the head of Vatican City. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

In this photo taken March 27, 2014, President Barack Obama meets with Pope Francis at the Vatican. When Pope Francis arrives in the United States, he will get an airport welcome that few world leaders have ever received: a plane-side greeting from President Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle. The extraordinary gesture on Sept. 22 is just the beginning of the pomp and protocol that will be on display as Washington welcomes the popular leader of the world�s 1.2 billion Roman Catholics and the head of Vatican City. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

In this photo taken March 27, 2014, President Barack Obama meets with Pope Francis at the Vatican. When Pope Francis arrives in the United States, he will get an airport welcome that few world leaders have ever received: a plane-side greeting from President Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle. The extraordinary gesture on Sept. 22 is just the beginning of the pomp and protocol that will be on display as Washington welcomes the popular leader of the world�s 1.2 billion Roman Catholics and the head of Vatican City. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

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Obama Pope Protocol

In this photo taken March 27, 2014, President Barack Obama meets with Pope Francis at the Vatican. When Pope Francis arrives in the United States, he will get an airport welcome that few world leaders have ever received: a plane-side greeting from President Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle. The extraordinary gesture on Sept. 22 is just the beginning of the pomp and protocol that will be on display as Washington welcomes the popular leader of the world�s 1.2 billion Roman Catholics and the head of Vatican City. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Pope Francis will be welcomed by President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama on his arrival to the United States on Sept. 22, followed by a private meeting in the White House on the following day.

According to United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, Pope Francis will be visiting Washington D.C., New York and Philadelphia during his stay.

He will pay a visit to the White House, United Nations and the World Meeting of Families, a global religious summit in Philadelphia. Pope Francis will also officiate several public mass services at large venues like Madison Square Garden and processions.

Ken Weber, resident minister at Loyola, said he’s looking forward to the pope’s visit.

“Catholics are called to discover and nurture our personal and corporate relationship with Jesus throughout our lives. The pope, along with many other people, is there to help Catholics do this through prayer and communication of his understanding of God’s will in the present age,” Weber said.

Pope Francis will be the third pope in history to meet with the U.S. president while visiting the country, and he will also be the first pope ever to address a joint meeting of Congress, according to the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.

Vincent Gutierrez, marketing freshman, said the pope’s visit is great from a political standpoint.

“He can talk about some pressed issues, like gay marriage and abortion when he addresses the house floor,” Gutierrez said.

The pope will depart for Rome on Sept. 27 after a five-day stay in the country.

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