- 5:30 p.m. Eastern: The pope has arrived in New York City. One of the first things he is presented with? A pope doll. He seemed to love it, and so did everyone on Twitter.
- — Kira Kleaveland (@KiraTV)Thu, Sep 24 2015 21:32:20omg, pope francis' reaction to seeing a pope doll that a follower passed him from rope line was priceless. he seemed genuinely amused by it!
- — John Tully (@Tullycast)Thu, Sep 24 2015 21:32:59Someone just gave #PopeFrancis a stuffed doll of his likeness. genuinely fun bright smile live on http://www.nbcnews.com/video/watch-live-pope-francis-visits-new-york-city-322521155994 …
- 4:30 p.m. Eastern: The pope is en route from Washington, D.C., to New York City. Tonight, he is scheduled to lead an evening prayer at St. Patrick's Cathedral.
- 1:15 p.m. Eastern: New York City prepares for the pope's arrival. Pope Francis departs from Washington, D.C., around 4 p.m. today for his trip to New York. Street closures are already happening, and there will be a heavy security presence (including no-drone zones).
- 11:30 a.m. Eastern: What's next on the pope's agenda? For lunch, the pope will visit the homeless in Washington, D.C., at a Catholic Charities event.
- — Sal Castaneda (@sal_castaneda)Thu, Sep 24 2015 15:34:18Pope Francis has chosen to skip his lunch with Washington, D.C. politicians and VIPs and having lunch with the homeless instead.
LIVE: Thursday updates from the pope's U.S. visit
Pope Francis spent Wednesday in Washington, D.C., where he spoke on the White House lawn and canonized Junipero Serra during a Spanish-language mass. Keep an eye on this page for the latest updates from the pope's travels on Thursday.