Mass for archdiocese, visit to prison top pope’s Philadelphia itinerary

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June 30, 2015

St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York City is seen through a fisheye lens June 29. Pope Francis will lead a vespers service with priests, men and women religious at the cathedral during his Sept. 22-27 visit to the United States. (CNS photo/Gregory A. Shemitz) See POPE-USCUBA June 30, 2015.

St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York City is seen through a fisheye lens June 29. Pope Francis will lead a vespers service with priests, men and women religious at the cathedral during his Sept. 22-27 visit to the United States. (CNS photo/Gregory A. Shemitz)

PHILADELPHIA (CNS) — The first stop for Pope Francis when he visits Philadelphia the morning of Sept. 26 will be the Cathedral Basilica of SS. Peter and Paul to celebrate a special Mass for the people of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.

The previously unannounced Mass is part of the pope’s itinerary for his Philadelphia visit announced by the Vatican June 30.

The announcement also included news of the pope’s planned visit with prison inmates of Curran-Fromhold Correctional Facility in northeast Philadelphia.

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