Pope takes off for Philadelphia

Pope Francis waves from his popemobile in Santiago de Cuba, Cuba, Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2015. Pope Francis left Cuba on Tuesday for his first trip to the U.S., wrapping up a four-day visit to the island with an appeal to the people to rediscover their Catholic heritage and live a "revolution of tenderness." (Enrique De La Osa/Pool via AP)

(New York AP) Pope Francis is on his way to Philadelphia, the last stop on his three-city U.S. tour.
Before taking off, the pope greeted nuns at John F. Kennedy airport. With the wind whipping, he took a small stumble as he ascended the stairs to a waiting jet. He waved to the crowd as the airplane taxied.
The pope’s itinerary in Philadelphia includes Masses, prayer vigils and a visit to a prison. On Sunday, he’ll celebrate the closing Mass for the World Meeting of Families, which is expected to draw hundreds of thousands of people.

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