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2015 Papal Visit

2015 Papal Visit

Pope Francis' First U.S. Visit, Sept. 22-27

Pope Visit: Who Greeted Francis at US Airport

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    When Pope Francis departed his plane at Joint Base Andrews outside Washington D.C. Tuesday afternoon, he was greeted by a long list of American dignitaries that included the Obama family, Vice President Joe Biden and his wife and more.

    Here's who greeted the pope on his first trip to the United States, according to the White House:

    Barack Obama, President of the United States

    Mrs. Michelle Obama, First Lady of the United States

    Ms. Malia Obama, First Daughter

    Ms. Sasha Obama, First Daughter

    Mrs. Marian Robinson, Michelle Obama's Mother

    T.H. Joe Biden, Vice President of the United States

    Dr. Jill Biden, Second Lady of the United States

    Ms. Maisie Biden, Granddaughter of the Vice President

    Ms. Finnegan Biden, Granddaughter of the Vice President

    Peter Selfridge, Chief of Protocol of the United States

    Ambassador Kenneth Hackett, Ambassador of the United States of America to the Holy See

    Ms. Joan Hackett

    Maj. Gen. Darryl W. Burke, Commander, Air Force District of Washington

    Muriel Bowser, Mayor of Washington

    H. Em. Donald W. Card. Wuerl, Archbishop of Washington

    H. E Most Rev. Martin D. Holley, Auxiliary Bishop of Washington

    H. E. Most Rev. Barry C. Knestout, Auxiliary Bishop of Washington

    H. E. Most Rev. Mario Eduardo Dorsonville-Rodriguez, Auxiliary Bishop of Washington

    H.E. Most Rev. Francisco Gonzalez, SF, Auxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Washington

    H.E. Most Rev. Joseph E. Kurtz, President of the USCCB

    H. Em. Daniel N. Card. Dinardo, Vice-President of the USCCB

    Msgr. Ronny E. Jenkins, Secretary General of the USCCB

    Msgr. J. Brian Bransfield, Associate Secretary General of the USCCB

    H. E. Most Rev. Timothy P. Broglio, Archbishop of the Military

    H. E. Most Rev. William E. Lori, Archbishop of Baltimore

    H. E. Most Rev. Paul S. Loverde, Archbishop of Arlington

    Msgr. Walter Erbì, Counselor of the Apostolic Nunciature

    Msgr. Fermin E. SOSA Rodriguez, Counselor of the Apostolic Nunciature

    Msgr. Rolandas Makrickas, Counselor of the Apostolic Nunciature

    Children greeting the Holy Father

    The Vatican selected four children in first, third, fifth and seventh grades from different Catholic schools in the Washington, DC area to greet the Holy Father, and one will present him flowers.