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Visits By Foreign Leaders of Holy See

Visitor Description Date
Pope Paul VI Met President Johnson in New York City. Also addressed the UN General Assembly, presided over mass at Yankee Stadium, and attended the New York World’s Fair. October 4, 1965
Pope John Paul II Pastoral visit. In the U.S. October 1; visited Boston, New York City, Philadelphia, Des Moines, and Chicago. Met with President Carter October 6. October 6–7, 1979
Pope John Paul II Pastoral visit. In U.S. September 10–19. Met with President Reagan in Miami; visited Columbia (S.C.), New Orleans, San Antonio, Phoenix, Los Angeles, Monterey, San Francisco, and Detroit. September 10–11, 1987
Pope John Paul II Met with President Clinton in Denver, CO, celebrated World Youth Day. Departed August 15. August 12, 1993
Pope John Paul II Pastoral visit. Met with President Clinton in Newark, NJ; addressed the U.N. General Assembly in New York. Also visited Baltimore, MD. Departed the U.S. October 8. October 4, 1995
Pope Benedict XVI Pastoral visit. Met with President Bush at the White House. Also visited New York City April 18–20 and addressed the UN General Assembly. April 15–18, 2008
Pope Francis State Visit. Addressed Joint Session of Congress Sept. 24. Also visited New York City (addressed UN General Assembly Sept. 25) and Philadelphia (attended World Meeting of Families). Departed the U.S. Sept. 27. September 22–24, 2015