Pope Francis is greeted by schoolchildren as he arrives at the Apostolic Nunciature, where he will reside during his trip to Washington, D.C. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) Pope Francis arrived on his first visit to the United States on Tuesday (September 22), bringing to Washington a message that its power and wealth should be made to serve humanity, and not the other way around. An Alitalia plane carrying the Argentine-born leader of the world's 1.2 billion member Roman Catholic church touched down at Joint Base Andrews after a flight from Cuba. In a sign of the importance that the White House gives to the visit, President Barack Obama took the unusual step of travelling to the air base with his family to welcome Francis. The two men meet again on Wednesday at the White House, after which the 78-year-old pope will parade past Washington's major monuments before a crowd expected to reach tens of thousands. The pontiff will reside at the Apostolic Nunciature during his stay in the U.S. capital.