Exclusive Look: The Pope Is Coming To America

The biggest celebrity ever, The Pope, is finally coming to America......(and he will celebrate mass at Yankee Stadium).......

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Pope Benedict XVI's first visit to the United States as pontiff is arranged around a papal speech before the United Nations General Assembly. He will also pay his respects at the site of the World Trade Center attack of 11 Sep 2001. His words will be sifted for any attempt to influence Catholic voters' choice of candidates in the 2008 US election.

The trip is expected to start in Washington DC, where President George W. Bush will greet the Pope on arrival. There will also be a Mass in the National Mall.
Pope John Paul II visited the United States seven times during his nearly 27-year pontificate, the last time in 1999.

The 80-year-old Benedict completed his seventh foreign trip as pope earlier this month with a visit to Austria.

The schedule was issued by the Vatican in March:

April 15 - Arrival at Andrews Air Force Base, outside Washington, and be greeted there by President George W. Bush late Tuesday afternoon.

April 16 AM Formal welcome by President Bush at the White House. PM. leads a Vespers service at the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, then meet with the American bishops assembled there.

April 17 AM. Celebrates Mass at Washington's baseball stadium. PM visits the Catholic University of America to address leaders of Catholic institutes of higher education. Evening - Meets leaders of other religions at the Pope John Paul II Cultural Center.

April 18. Flies to New York to address the UN General Assembly.

April 19 AM. Celebrates Mass with priests and religious at St. Patrick's cathedral. Visits St. Joseph's seminary.

April 20. Visits "Ground Zero" memorial to the victims of the 9-11 terrorist attack. PM celebrates Mass in Yankee Stadium.

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And as ge_ge_next suggested, try and get a fan sign. :D