Pope Francis conducted a mass Monday before presenting palliums to Archbishops in Saint Peter's Basilica at the Vatican. The pope was due to visit the United States in late September. Reuters

The Vatican on Tuesday released the schedule for Pope Francis' upcoming visit to the United States, showing that the head of the Catholic Church plans to visit three cities over the span of six days in September. Francis was due to make stops in Washington, D.C., New York and Philadelphia, meeting with President Barack Obama, addressing Congress and appearing at the 2015 World Meeting of Families along the way.

It will be Francis' first visit to the U.S. since he was elected pope in 2013 and the first papal visit overall since 2008.

See his schedule below as posted by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.

Sept. 22 in Washington, D.C.:

  • 4 p.m. - Arrival from Cuba at Joint Base Andrews

Sept. 23 in Washington, D.C.:

  • 9:15 a.m. - Meeting with President Obama at the White House

  • 11:30 a.m. - Midday Prayer with the bishops of the United States, St. Matthew's Cathedral

  • 4:15 p.m. - Mass of Canonization of Junipero Serra, Basilicia of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception

Sept. 24 in Washington, D.C. and New York City:

  • 9:20 a.m. - Address to Joint Session of the United States Congress

  • 11:15 a.m. - Visit to St. Patrick in the City and Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Washington

  • 4 p.m. - Depart from Joint Base Andrews

  • 5 p.m. - Arrival at John F. Kennedy International Airport

  • 6:45 p.m. - Evening Prayer (Vespers) at St. Patrick's Cathedral

Sept. 25 in New York City:

  • 8:30 a.m. - Visit to the United Nations and Address to the United Nations General Assembly

  • 11:30 a.m. - Multi-religious service at 9/11 Memorial and Museum, World Trade Center

  • 4 p.m. - Visit to Our Lady Queen of Angels School, East Harlem

  • 6 p.m. - Mass at Madison Square Garden

Sept. 26 in New York City and Philadelphia:

  • 8:40 a.m. - Departure from John F. Kennedy International Airport

  • 9:30 a.m. - Arrival at Atlantic Aviation, Philadelphia

  • 10:30 a.m. - Mass at Cathedral Basilica of Sts. Peter and Paul, Philadelphia

  • 4:45 p.m. - Visit to Independence Mall

  • 7:30 p.m. - Visit to the Festival of Families Benjamin Franklin Parkway

Sept. 27 in Philadelphia:

  • 9:15 a.m. - Meeting with bishops at at St. Martin's Chapel, St. Charles Borromeo Seminary

  • 11 a.m. - Visit to Curran-Fromhold Correctional Facility

  • 4 p.m. - Mass for the conclusion of the World Meeting of Families, Benjamin Franklin Parkway

  • 7 p.m. - Visit with organizers, volunteers and benefactors of the World Meeting of Families, Atlantic Aviation

  • 8 p.m. - Departure for Rome