Pope Benedict will make two stops in the U.S. The first, in Washington, D.C., where the President has a lavish celebration planned for his arrival.
A crowd of up to 12,000 is due at the White House on Wednesday morning for the pope's official, pomp-filled arrival ceremony. It will feature the U.S. and Holy See anthems, a 21-gun salute, and the U.S. Army Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps. Both men will make remarks before their Oval Office meeting and a send-off for his popemobile down Pennsylvania Avenue.
Later in his six-day visit, the Pope will stop in New York City to address the U.N.
He's also expected to hold a mass at Yankee Stadium.
Eyewitness News will have continuous coverage of the Pope's visit with Michelle Tuzee traveling to Washington, D.C., and New York to bring us the latest. Look for her reports throughout the week.
The Associated Press contributed to this story.