Pope Francis is returning to the Capital this week, but the latest reports say he’s making a point of not going to church.
The Associated Press reported on Thursday that Francis has made the pilgrimage to the nation’s capital since his first trip to Washington in 2014.
The pope has met with a bipartisan group of lawmakers and the president, who is expected to attend the meeting.
Francis is expected Friday to take part in a mass at the U.S. Capitol, which is scheduled to be attended by both Democratic and Republican members of Congress.
The AP also reported Thursday that the pope’s family will travel to Washington for his next mass, which will take place on Saturday.
The pontiff’s official schedule for this week does not mention any specific date.
However, the Vatican says Francis will not be visiting the capital until April 25, the anniversary of the election of Pope John Paul II, who also visited the nation.
The last pope to visit Washington was Benedict XVI, who was elected in 2013.