Pope Francis arrives in Washington D.C. on Tuesday to kick off a six-day American tour in which he'll meet the president, address Congress, speak to the United Nations, headline star-studded celebrations, lead thousands in prayer and visit with immigrants, prisoners and the homeless.
Outspoken and reform-minded, Francis has taken on controversial issues in the early years of his papacy, and he's likely to hold forth on a number of them at stops in the nation's capital, New York and Philadelphia. The issues include many that are fiercely debated in the United States: immigration, climate change, sexuality and capitalism itself.
There are a number of places he’ll likely make news including the Canonization of Junipero Serra, his address to Congress, and his speech at the United Nations. The Pope also plans to visit a Catholic School in East Harlem.