Papal Visit Day 6 Briefing: Francis Speaks With Prisoners, Massive Sunday Mass

Here's what you need to know for Pope Francis' last day in the United States

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Pope Francis' last day in the U.S. could also be the most poignant, as he celebrates Mass in front of his largest North American audience yet. Here's a look at the agenda for Sunday.

St. Charles Borromeo Seminary, 9:15 a.m.

The first part of Francis' day is spent with the clergymen who live in the building where he's staying; he'll reportedly speak with the oldest priest and youngest seminarian, then meet with 300 bishops.

Curran-Fromhold Correctional Facility, 11 a.m.

Philadelphia's largest prison hosts the pope for about an hour. Francis is scheduled to helicopter into the 20-year-old facility, where he'll have two meetings: one with 100 young prisoners and their families, another with 30 corrections officers.

The chair Francis will sit in was constructed by inmates and staff at the prison, and his speech will be broadcast to all the roughly 3,000 inmates inside its walls.

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Mass, World Meeting of Families, Benjamin Franklin Parkway, 4 p.m.

Up to 1.5 million people are expected to pack the boulevard between City Hall and the Philadelphia Museum of Art for Sunday Mass, the Spanish-language finale of the World Meeting of Families.

Francis will make one more appearance in the popemobile before the service begins. Mass is his last scheduled public event in the country.

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Philadelphia Forecast

Expect a cloudy Sunday with temperatures in the mid-to-high 70's, according to NBC10's First Alert Weather team

Footage shows towering flames in San Francisco as crews battle a fire caused by a gas explosion.

If You're in Town: 

Francis' arrival means the virtual closure of the city's core, major interstates and more. Here's a schedule of what's closing when. But don't despair. Google Maps will help drivers navigate road closures and it turns out that parking may not be so hard to find. For those taking public transit, check out this survival guide. Still have questions? Check out this list of FAQs

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