Jennifer Hudson has sung for presidents, dignitaries and celebrities. She will now perform for Pope Francis during his first visit to the United States. The Pope is visiting New York, Philadelphia, as well as Washington, during his trip to the United States from Sept. 22 to Sept. 27.
Officials with the Archdiocese of New York announced performers for an afternoon concert at Madison Square Garden on Sept. 25, before Pope Francis celebrates Mass there in the evening. Along with Hudson and Estefan, performers scheduled to appear include Harry Connick, Jr., Norm Lewis, and Martin Sheen. The program was being called “A Journey in Faith” and was also expected to include prayers.