Historic highlights of Pope Francis’ D.C. visit

Pope Francis waves to the crowd from the popemobile during a parade in Washington, Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2015, following a state arrival ceremony hosted by President Barack Obama at the White House. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, Pool)
Introduction

Pope Francis has come and gone, leaving the nation’s capital with plenty of memories.

Here’s a look back at the most memorable moments from the pope’s D.C. visit Sept. 22-24, 2015.

(AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

JOINT BASE ANDREWS, MD - SEPTEMBER 22:  Pope Francis is greeted by U.S. President Barack Obama, first lady Michelle Obama, Vice President Joe Biden and other political and Catholic church leaders after arriving from Cuba September 22, 2015 at Joint Base Andrews, Maryland. Francis will be visiting Washington, New York City and Philadelphia during his first trip to the United States as pope. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
The Arrival

Tuesday, Sept. 22, 4 p.m.

Pope Francis arrives via plane at Andrews Air Force Base to a crowd of onlookers.

(Getty Images/Chip Somodevilla)

Pope Francis, Barack Obama, Michelle Obama
The Tarmac

Tuesday, Sept. 22, 4 p.m.

Upon stepping off the plane, Pope Francis is greeted on the tarmac by President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama.

(AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

JOINT BASE ANDREWS, MD - SEPTEMBER 22:  Pope Francis waves from the back of his Fiat after arriving from Cuba September 22, 2015 at Joint Base Andrews, Maryland. Francis will be visiting Washington, New York City and Philadelphia during his first trip to the United States as pope.  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
The Fiat

Tuesday, Sept. 22, 4:30 p.m.

Upon leaving Andrews Air Force Base, Pope Francis climbs inside a humble Fiat 500 to make his way to Washington, D.C.

(Getty Images/Chip Somodevilla)

A priest, who declined to give his name, waits for Pope Francis' arrival at the Vatican Embassy in Washington, Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2015. Pope Francis will visit the White House on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)
The Embassy

Tuesday, Sept. 22, 5 p.m.

The Vatican’s diplomatic mission — the Apostolic Nunciature — awaits for the arrival of Pope Francis.

(AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

Pope Francis enters the Apostolic Nunciature, the Vatican's diplomatic mission in the heart of Washington, Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2015. Pope Francis will visit the White House on Wednesday, becoming only the third pope to visit the White House.  (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)
The First Night

Tuesday, Sept. 22, 5:15 p.m.

Pope Francis enters the Vatican embassy, his temporary residence for his first night in Washington D.C.

(AP/Cliff Owen)

Pope Francis places his hand atop a young boys head while the boy takes a selfie before the Pope departs the Apostolic Nunciature, the Vatican's diplomatic mission in the heart of Washington, en route to the Capitol to address a joint meeting of Congress Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015.  (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)
The Next Morning

Wednesday, Sept. 23, 9:00 a.m

Day 2 begins as Pope Francis greets children as he departs the Vatican embassy en route to the White House.

(AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

President Barack Obama and Pope Francis walk down the Colonnade before meeting in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2015. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
The White House

Wednesday, Sept. 23, 9:05 a.m

President Barack Obama welcomes Pope Francis to the White House.

(AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 23:  Pope Francis and U.S. President Barack Obama stand for the national anthem of the Holy See during the arrival ceremony at the White House on September 23, 2015 in Washington, DC. The Pope begins his first trip to the United States at the White House followed by a visit to St. Matthew's Cathedral, and will then hold a Mass on the grounds of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception.  (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
The Anthems

Wednesday, Sept. 23, 9:15 a.m

President Barack Obama and Pope Francis stand for the playing of the United States and the Holy See national anthems during a White House welcoming ceremony on the South Lawn.

(Getty Images/Alex Wong)

Barack Obama, Pope Francis
The South Lawn

Wednesday, Sept. 23, 9:30 a.m.

After the national anthems, Pope Francis and President Barack Obama deliver remarks to a crowd gathered on the South Lawn.

(AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Barack Obama, Pope Francis
The Oval Office

Wednesday, Sept. 23, 9:45 a.m.

After delivering remarks from the South Lawn, Pope Francis joins President Barack Obama in the Oval Office for a private discussion.

(AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 23: Spectators wave to Pope Francis during a parade on the streets around the Ellipse, south of the White House, September 23, 2015  in Washington, DC. Thousands of people gathered near the Ellipse to catch a glimpse of Pope Francis after he addressed an audience of 15,000 invited guests on the South Lawn of the White House during an official arrival ceremony with President Barack Obama. The Pope began his first trip to the United States at the White House followed by a visit to St. Matthew's Cathedral, and will then hold a Mass on the grounds of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. (Photo by Astrid Riecken/Getty Images)
The Parade Route

Wednesday, Sept. 23, 11 a.m.

Onlookers cheer and wave as Pope Francis rides in his Popemobile along 15th Street, Constitution Avenue and 17th Street, NW.

(Getty Images, Astrid Riecken)

Pope Francis
The Girl

Wednesday, Sept. 23, 11:15 a.m.

During the papal parade, 5-year-old Sophie Cruz hand-delivers an immigration message to the pope.

(AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 23: (EDITORS NOTE: Retransmission with alternate crop.) Pope Francis arrives for the midday prayer service at the Cathedral of St. Matthew on September 23, 2015 in Washington, DC. The Pope began his first trip to the United States at the White House followed by a visit to St. Matthew's Cathedral, and will then hold a Mass on the grounds of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
The Midday Prayer

Wednesday, Sept. 23, 11:30 a.m.

Pope Francis leads the midday prayer with U.S. bishops at the Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle.

(Getty Images/Mark Wilson)

WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 23:  Pope Francis speaks during2 the canonization Mass for Junipero Serra at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception on September 23, 2015 in Washington, DC. Junipero Serra was an 18th century Spanish Franciscan friar who founded a mission in Baja, California to bring Christianity to the indigenous population. This is the first-ever canonization by a Pope on U.S. soil. Pope Francis is on a multi-city tour on his first visit to the U.S. as Pope. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
The Canonization Mass

Wednesday, Sept. 23, 4:15 p.m.

Pope Francis celebrates the Mass of Canonization for Junipero Serra at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception.

(Getty Images/Rob Carr)

 

Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington is closed to vehicles, Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015, as people walk to get through security to see Pope Francis appear from the Speaker's Balcony on Capitol Hill. The Pope will addresses a joint meeting of Congress making him the first pontiff in history to do so. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
The Streets

Thursday, Sept. 24, 9 a.m.

Day 3 begins with Pennsylvania Avenue closed to vehicles as guests walk through security checkpoints to the U.S. Capitol.

(AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Pope Francis, John Boehner
The Speaker

Thursday, Sept. 24, 9:30 a.m.

Upon arriving at the U.S. Capitol, Pope Francis greets House Speaker John Boehner.

(AP Photo/Bill Clark)

Pope Francis, Joe Biden, John Boehner
The Congressional Address

Thursday, Sept. 24, 10 a.m.

In an event resembling a presidential State of the Union address, Pope Francis speaks before a joint session of Congress at the U.S. Capitol, flanked by Vice President Joe Biden and Speaker of the House John Boehner.

(AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

WASHINGTON, D.C. - SEPTEMBER 24: Spectators on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol building watch a telecast of Pope Francis addressing a joint session of U.S. Congress on September 24, 2015 in Washington, DC. Pope Francis is the first pope to address a joint meeting of Congress and will finish his tour of Washington later today before traveling to New York City. (Photo by Allison Shelley/Getty Images)
The Jumbotrons

Thursday, Sept. 24, 10:15 a.m.

Public ticketholders watch the joint-session speech via jumbotrons on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol.

(Getty Images/Allison Shelley)

WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 24:  Pope Francis is welcomed to the Speakers Balcony at the US Capitol by members of congress, September 24, 2015 in Washington, DC. Pope Francis will be the first Pope to ever address a joint meeting of Congress. The POpe is on a six-day trip to the U.S., with stops in Washington, New York City and Philedelphia. (Photo by Doug Mills-Pool/Getty Images)
The Capitol Lawn

Thursday, Sept. 24, 11 a.m.

After the speech, Pope Francis makes a brief appearance to the crowd on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol.

(Getty Images/Doug Mills)

Pope Francis (Front C) pauses in front of a sculpture of Spanish-born Junipero Serra, the Franciscan Friar known for starting missions in California, in Statuary Hall at the U.S. Capitol in Washington DC, USA, 24 September 2015. Pope Francis is on a five-day trip to the USA, which includes stops in Washington DC, New York and Philadelphia, after a three-day stay in Cuba. Pope Francis added the Cuba visit after helping broker a historic rapprochement between Washington and Havana that ended a diplomatic freeze of more than 50 years.
The Statue

Thursday, Sept. 24, 9:25 a.m.

Pope Francis salutes a sculpture of Franciscan Friar Junipero Serra in Statuary Hall of the U.S. Capitol.

(Getty Images)

Pope Francis
The Homestretch

Thursday, Sept. 24, 11:15 a.m.

Members of Congress wave goodbye to Pope Francis as he departs the U.S. Capitol.

(AP Photo)

WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 24:  Pope Francis gestures while talking with those gathered at St. Patrick's Catholic Church on September 24, 2015 in Washington, DC. The Pope is on a six-day trip to the U.S., with stops in Washington, New York City and Philadelphia.  (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
St. Patrick’s Church

Thursday, Sept. 24, 11:15 a.m.

After departing the U.S. Capitol, Pope Francis visits St. Patrick’s Church near Ford’s Theatre in Northwest D.C.

(Getty Images/Rob Carr)

WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 24: Garland Jones waits for Pope Francis to arrive and bless a meal outside the Catholic Charities office September 24, 2015 in Washington, DC. Pope Francis is in the United States for six days during his first trip as the leader of the Catholic Church. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski-Pool/Getty Images)
The Catholic Charities

Thursday, Sept. 24, 11:45 a.m.

Garland Jones waits for Pope Francis to bless a meal at the Catholic Charities.

(Getty Images/Brendan Smialowski)

The Blessing Thursday, Sept. 24, 12:00 p.m. Pope Francis extends a hand of blessing to a Catholic Charities client. (DC Archdiocese via Twitter) (Getty Images/Pool)
Pope Francis checks his watch as he prepares to depart the Apostolic Nunciature, the Vatican's diplomatic mission in the heart of Washington, en route to Andrews Air Force Base, Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015. The Pope's next stop is New York before heading to Philadelphia.  (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)
The Time Check

Thursday, Sept. 24, 3:30 p.m.

Pope Francis checks his watch as he prepares to depart the Apostolic Nunciature en route to Andrews Air Force Base.

(AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

Pope Francis carries his own briefcase up the stairs before boarding his plane before leaving from Andrews Air Force Base, Md., en route to New York, Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
The Departure

Thursday, September 24, 4 p.m.

After three historic days, Pope Francis boards a plane at Andrews Air Force Base to depart for his next stop in New York City.

(AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

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Pope Francis waves to the crowd from the popemobile during a parade in Washington, Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2015, following a state arrival ceremony hosted by President Barack Obama at the White House. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, Pool)
JOINT BASE ANDREWS, MD - SEPTEMBER 22:  Pope Francis is greeted by U.S. President Barack Obama, first lady Michelle Obama, Vice President Joe Biden and other political and Catholic church leaders after arriving from Cuba September 22, 2015 at Joint Base Andrews, Maryland. Francis will be visiting Washington, New York City and Philadelphia during his first trip to the United States as pope. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
Pope Francis, Barack Obama, Michelle Obama
JOINT BASE ANDREWS, MD - SEPTEMBER 22:  Pope Francis waves from the back of his Fiat after arriving from Cuba September 22, 2015 at Joint Base Andrews, Maryland. Francis will be visiting Washington, New York City and Philadelphia during his first trip to the United States as pope.  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
A priest, who declined to give his name, waits for Pope Francis' arrival at the Vatican Embassy in Washington, Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2015. Pope Francis will visit the White House on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)
Pope Francis enters the Apostolic Nunciature, the Vatican's diplomatic mission in the heart of Washington, Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2015. Pope Francis will visit the White House on Wednesday, becoming only the third pope to visit the White House.  (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)
Pope Francis places his hand atop a young boys head while the boy takes a selfie before the Pope departs the Apostolic Nunciature, the Vatican's diplomatic mission in the heart of Washington, en route to the Capitol to address a joint meeting of Congress Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015.  (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)
President Barack Obama and Pope Francis walk down the Colonnade before meeting in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2015. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 23:  Pope Francis and U.S. President Barack Obama stand for the national anthem of the Holy See during the arrival ceremony at the White House on September 23, 2015 in Washington, DC. The Pope begins his first trip to the United States at the White House followed by a visit to St. Matthew's Cathedral, and will then hold a Mass on the grounds of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception.  (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
Barack Obama, Pope Francis
Barack Obama, Pope Francis
WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 23: Spectators wave to Pope Francis during a parade on the streets around the Ellipse, south of the White House, September 23, 2015  in Washington, DC. Thousands of people gathered near the Ellipse to catch a glimpse of Pope Francis after he addressed an audience of 15,000 invited guests on the South Lawn of the White House during an official arrival ceremony with President Barack Obama. The Pope began his first trip to the United States at the White House followed by a visit to St. Matthew's Cathedral, and will then hold a Mass on the grounds of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. (Photo by Astrid Riecken/Getty Images)
Pope Francis
WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 23: (EDITORS NOTE: Retransmission with alternate crop.) Pope Francis arrives for the midday prayer service at the Cathedral of St. Matthew on September 23, 2015 in Washington, DC. The Pope began his first trip to the United States at the White House followed by a visit to St. Matthew's Cathedral, and will then hold a Mass on the grounds of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 23:  Pope Francis speaks during2 the canonization Mass for Junipero Serra at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception on September 23, 2015 in Washington, DC. Junipero Serra was an 18th century Spanish Franciscan friar who founded a mission in Baja, California to bring Christianity to the indigenous population. This is the first-ever canonization by a Pope on U.S. soil. Pope Francis is on a multi-city tour on his first visit to the U.S. as Pope. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington is closed to vehicles, Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015, as people walk to get through security to see Pope Francis appear from the Speaker's Balcony on Capitol Hill. The Pope will addresses a joint meeting of Congress making him the first pontiff in history to do so. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
Pope Francis, John Boehner
Pope Francis, Joe Biden, John Boehner
WASHINGTON, D.C. - SEPTEMBER 24: Spectators on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol building watch a telecast of Pope Francis addressing a joint session of U.S. Congress on September 24, 2015 in Washington, DC. Pope Francis is the first pope to address a joint meeting of Congress and will finish his tour of Washington later today before traveling to New York City. (Photo by Allison Shelley/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 24:  Pope Francis is welcomed to the Speakers Balcony at the US Capitol by members of congress, September 24, 2015 in Washington, DC. Pope Francis will be the first Pope to ever address a joint meeting of Congress. The POpe is on a six-day trip to the U.S., with stops in Washington, New York City and Philedelphia. (Photo by Doug Mills-Pool/Getty Images)
Pope Francis (Front C) pauses in front of a sculpture of Spanish-born Junipero Serra, the Franciscan Friar known for starting missions in California, in Statuary Hall at the U.S. Capitol in Washington DC, USA, 24 September 2015. Pope Francis is on a five-day trip to the USA, which includes stops in Washington DC, New York and Philadelphia, after a three-day stay in Cuba. Pope Francis added the Cuba visit after helping broker a historic rapprochement between Washington and Havana that ended a diplomatic freeze of more than 50 years.
Pope Francis
WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 24:  Pope Francis gestures while talking with those gathered at St. Patrick's Catholic Church on September 24, 2015 in Washington, DC. The Pope is on a six-day trip to the U.S., with stops in Washington, New York City and Philadelphia.  (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 24: Garland Jones waits for Pope Francis to arrive and bless a meal outside the Catholic Charities office September 24, 2015 in Washington, DC. Pope Francis is in the United States for six days during his first trip as the leader of the Catholic Church. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski-Pool/Getty Images)
Pope Francis checks his watch as he prepares to depart the Apostolic Nunciature, the Vatican's diplomatic mission in the heart of Washington, en route to Andrews Air Force Base, Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015. The Pope's next stop is New York before heading to Philadelphia.  (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)
Pope Francis carries his own briefcase up the stairs before boarding his plane before leaving from Andrews Air Force Base, Md., en route to New York, Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

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