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Francis faces political, amicable and mercantile issues on six-day visit

Washington (CNN)Pope Francis landed on U.S. dirt for a initial time usually before 4 p.m. ET on Tuesday, rising a six-day revisit that will prominence his adore for a bad and his eagerness to tackle a nation’s many poignant political, amicable and mercantile controversies.

In an rare acquire for a unfamiliar dignitary, President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama and their daughters along with Vice President Joe Biden and his family trafficked to Joint Base Andrews outward Washington to hail a pontiff, who arrived from Cuba.

The flags of a United States and a Vatican flapped in a stormy zephyr from a cockpit windows of a pope’s franchised Italian jet as it rolled to a stop nearby a line of priests in black and red robes and a organisation of schoolchildren from internal Catholic schools. The Argentine-born pope seemed during a tip of a stairs of a plane, smiled and private his skullcap so it would not be blown divided by a wind. Obama greeted him during a feet of a stairs with a handshake and a comfortable smile.

The throng chanted, “Ho Ho, Hey, Hey Hey, Welcome to a U.S.A.”

Obama will hurl out an executive welcoming rite for Francis on a South Lawn of a White House on Wednesday. The pope will afterwards march by downtown Washington in his Popemobile, with thousands of people approaching to line a sidewalks. He’ll reason a canonization after in a day during a Basilica of a National Shrine of a Immaculate Conception.

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Thursday could be a many politically poignant day of his trip, with a first-ever corner residence to Congress by a pontiff. He’ll afterwards conduct to New York, where he will horde a eremite use during a Ground Zero site of a Sep 11 attacks in 2001 and residence a United Nations. His outing ends Sunday in Philadelphia.

The rarely approaching revisit is triggering one of a largest confidence mobilizations in U.S. history, jointly run by a U.S. Secret Service and a F.B.I. and involving federal, state and city law enforcement. Officials have said, however, that they have not rescued any specific militant hazard to a pope while he is in a United States.

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