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See What the Basilica Will Look Like During Pope Francis' Visit


In preparation of Pope Francis' visit to Washington, D.C. on September 22, here's a sneak peek of what the Basilicia of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception will look like when he holds Mass at the church. WTOP news anchor and reporter John Aaron tweeted a picture of the above rendering, which is also currently on display on a poster board on the site. The Mass will be hosted at 4:15 p.m on the east portico of the church. According to WUSA9, the Pope will canonize the 18th-century Franciscan Junipero Serra, declaring the friar a saint. To see a more detailed itinerary of his visit, go here. You can also check out a design of the chair that he will be using during Mass here.

· John Aaron, WTOP reporter and anchor [Twitter]
· Basilica of the National Shrine preparing for Pope Francis' first US mass [WUSA9]
· Pope Francis' Visit to D.C. Results in Huge Uptick in Airbnb Rooms [Curbed DC]
· Here is the Catholic U-Designed Chair the Pope Will Use [Curbed DC]
· The Pope Should Move to D.C.; Here's Where He Should Live [Curbed DC]