Cardinal to mark anniversary of Pope’s visit to Washington

WASHINGTON, DC  – Cardinal Wuerl, archbishop of Washington will commemorate the one year anniversary of Pope Francis’ visit to Washington with the celebration of Mass at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. The Sept. 23 Mass in the crypt church of the basilica will be celebrated on the one year anniversary of the Mass where the Holy Father canonized Saint Junipero Serra.

The one-year anniversary of Papal Visit will be observed Friday, Sept. 23, 5:15 p.m. at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in the Crypt Church. The National Shrine is located at 400 Michigan Avenue, NE Washington, D.C.

The Fiat 500L used by Pope Francis during his visit to Washington last year will be parked outside the basilica as a reminder of the warm enthusiasm and excitement that welcomed the pope to Washington. The archdiocese has been using the vehicle to focus attention on the ministries, public service, community engagement and ongoing acts of mercy of the Archdiocese of Washington and Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Washington. 

View the archdiocese’s video of highlights from the papal visit. Video is courtesy of Archdiocese of Washington.

Also check out stories about Pope Francis’ visit that were posted on The BayNet last year.
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