Pope Francis is the fourth pope to visit theUnited States. His apostolic journey to the United States is scheduled to take
place September 22-27, 2015, and he will visit Washington, New York and
Philadelphia. Pope Francis' visit will
be the tenth time a pope has made an apostolic journey to the United
Other pastoral visits from previous popes are:
Pope Benedict XVI visited the United States in 2008.
His apostolic visit, April 15-20, took him to Washington and New York.
Pope John Paul II visited the United States seven
1979 (10/1 – 10/7)
Boston, New York, Philadelphia, Chicago, Washington and Des Moines, Iowa.
1987 (9/10 – 9/19)
Miami, Columbia, SC, New Orleans, San Antonio, Phoenix, Los Angeles, San
1993 (8/12 – 8/15)
Denver (World Youth Day)
1995 (10/4 – 10/8)
Newark, NJ, New York (including Brooklyn), Baltimore
1999 (1/26 – 1/27) St.
In October 1965, Paul VI became the first pope to
visit the United States. His trip included a first time papal visit to the
Pope Francis will be
the fourth pope to meet with a U.S. president during a
visit to the United States. Other popes who have met with a U.S. president
during a U.S. visit are:
Pope Benedict XVI:
April 16, 2008, on the
occasion of Pope Benedict XVI's 81st birthday, President George W. Bush
welcomed Pope Benedict to the White House. This was the second time in history
that a pope visited the White House.
Pope John Paul II met with a U.S. president during
each of the following visits to the United States:
1979 – President Jimmy
Carter (The White House, Washington)
1984 – President Ronald
Reagan (Fairbanks, Alaska: first time a U.S. president and pope met outside of
the White House or Vatican)
1987 – President Ronald
Reagan (Los Angeles)
1993 – President Bill
1995 – President Bill Clinton
1999 – President Bill Clinton
Pope Paul VI:
1965 -- President Lyndon Johnson (New York City)
Pope Francis' visit to
the United Nations will be the fourth time a pope addresses the United Nations
while visiting the United States.
Headquarters (New York),September 25, 2015