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Pope Francis Visit To United States: Live Stream, Schedule, and How to Watch Online

( [email protected] ) Sep 23, 2015 12:52 PM EDT
Pope Francis has begun his tour to the United States and he has had a very warm welcome in Washington D.C..  For those that want to follow Pope Francis' when he visits Washington D.C., New York City, and Philadelphia on their TV or computer through Live-streaming, this is Pope Francis USA Visit Schedule and how to watch online.
U.S. President Barack Obama sits with Pope Francis (L) in the Oval Office as the pontiff is welcomed to the White House during a ceremony in Washington September 23, 2015. REUTERS/Tony Gentile

Pope Francis has begun his tour to the United States and he has had a very warm welcome in Washington D.C..  For those that want to follow Pope Francis' when he visits Washington D.C., New York City, and Philadelphia on their TV or computer through Live-streaming, this is Pope Francis USA Visit Schedule and how to watch online. 

According to the Hollywood Reporter, Pope Francis will be "taking over" Washington D.C.'s National Mall by taking the Popemobile through an official Papal Parade along the Ellipse and the National Mall. This parade comes after the Pope's White House welcoming ceremony, and his meeting with President Obama makes him the third Pope to meet with the President of the United States in all history. 

The meeting this morning was very historic as the Pope stood side-by-side with President Obama, and they were honored with the Vatican national anthem as well as the Star Spangled Banner.  President Obama gave a speech about what the pope has done to better this world, saying "what a beautiful day the Lord has made". 

For those that are curious about what else Pope Francis will do while in the United States, here is the rest of Pope Francis schedule as he visits the United States.

Wednesday, September 23rd

Pope Francis will make history at 4:15 PM as he will hold the first ever canonization mass on U.S. soil.  This is a canonization Mass in Spanish for 25,000 ticket holders at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. 

Thursday, September 24

At 9:20 AM, the Senate and the House will welcome Pope Francis in a joint session.  He will make the first-ever address to Congress, which will broadcast live on the Capitols' West Front. 

Assuming everything goes according to schedule, Pope Francis will make a stop on the Capitol's West Front that overlooks the National Mall at about 11 AM.  At 11:15 AM, Pope Francis makes a stop at St. Patrick's Catholic Church, and Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese host the Pope's visit there. 

At 4 PM, Pope Francis departs from Washington D.C. from Joint Base Andrews, heading for New York.  He is scheduled to arrive at John F. Kennedy International Airport at 5 PM, then hold an evening prayer service at St. Patrick's Cathedral at 6:45 PM . 

Friday, September 25

At 8:30 AM, Pope Francis meets with the United Nations General Assembly, and it is the 70th anniversary of the United Nations.  Pope Francis will then attend a multireligious service held at the 9/11 Memorial Museum at 11:30 AM. 

By 4 PM, Pope Francis will visit Our Lady Queen of Angels School in East Harlem, followed by a 5 PM procession through Central Park.  Mass will be held in Madison Square Garden at 6 PM. 

Saturday, September 26

Pope Francis will depart New York for Philadelphia via JFK airport at 8:40 AM.  After a 9:30 AM visit to Atlantic Aviation, Pope Francis will then have Mass at the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul at 10:30 AM.  At 4:45 PM, Pope Francis will visit Independence Mall. 

How to Live Stream Pope Francis' visit to the United States

For those that want to live stream Pope Francis' visit to the United States can go to OC Catholic, which will be live streaming the EWTN news feed of the Pope's travels through Washington D.C., New York City, and Philadelphia.  This can be watched on a computer, smartphone, or tablet.  The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops will provide live streaming of all the papal visit events at usccb.org

For those that want to watch Pope Francis' visit from the television, Time Warner will offer uninterrupted coverage from Cuba to the United States on its special Papal Visit Channel on 199, according to Cleveland.com.  This coverage began 8 AM on Sunday with the Pope's visit to Cuba. 

There is also a Cable channel EWTN that will carry live coverage, on Verizon FiOS, 285; Dish Network, 261; DirecTV, 370; New Visions, 19.  It is also possible to watch it on Catholic TV.  TWC Local On Demand will also carry broadcasts of all the major papal events on Channel 1020 everywhere with the exception of Southern CA, KY, OH, WI, and NE, according to Syracuse.com. TWC's Papal Visit Channel will stream online as well as run on the TWC News App.