In readiness of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass offered by His Holiness, Pope Francis, it was announced there will be a two-hour show with a performance from Haute 100 power player Gloria Estefan.
Estefan will be the only Latina slated to perform for His Holiness. Others scheduled to perform includes Jennifer Hudson, Harry Connick, Jr., James “D Train” Williams, Kelli O’Hara, Norm Lewis, Broadway Inspirational Voices, Joseph Joubert, Saint Charles Borromeo Choir with Rob Mathes serving as musical director and appearances by Martin Sheen, Rosanna Scotto, among many other special guests.
This will be Estefan’s second time performing for a pope.
In a press release, the archdiocese of New York urged people who are planning to attend the Pope’s Mass should arrive promptly at 2 p.m. The two-hour performance will start at 3 p.m., while His Holiness, Pope Francis, will arrive at 6:15 p.m. and Mass will begin at 6:30 p.m.
Pope Francis will be traveling to the U.S. for the first time since becoming Pope to attended the World Meeting of Families, taking place on September 26th and 27th, in Philadelphia.
He will arrive in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday, Sept. 22nd, where he will stay until Sept. 24th. During his visit to the country’s capitol, Pope Francis will meet with President Obama at the White House as well as St. Patrick in the City and Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Washington.
Once in New York City, and in addition to Mass, His Holiness is set to visit the United Nations and address the United Nations General Assembly. Pope Francis will arrive in Philadelphia on Sept. 26th, where he is slated to attend a number of events. He will attend Mass at Cathedral Basilica of Sts. Peter and Paul, Philadelphia, visit a number of landmarks and attend Mass for the conclusion of the World Meeting of Families taking place at Benjamin Franklin Parkway.
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