ND Energy | September 21, 2015
University of Notre Dame president Rev. John I Jenkins, C.S.C., and some 500 of the University’s students, faculty and staff will join in welcoming Pope Francis to the United States on his first visit here Sept. 22-27.
“The arrival of Pope Francis on his first visit to the United States is a moment of real grace for our Church and for our country,” Father Jenkins said. “Notre Dame is proud to be part the enthusiastic welcome that America has in store.”
Father Jenkins will be at a welcoming ceremony for Pope Francis at the White House on Sept. 23 (Wednesday). Later that day, when Pope Francis presides at the Mass of Canonization of Junipero Serra at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, Father Jenkins, along with Notre Dame Vice President for Mission Engagement and Church Affairs Rev. William Lies, C.S.C., will be among his concelebrants. On the following morning, Sept. 24 (Thursday), Father Jenkins will be a guest for the Pope’s address to a joint session of Congress.