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MIAMI (CBSMiami) –- The Archdiocese of Miami has organized a pilgrimage to Washington, D.C. for Pope Francis’ visit.

The group is gearing up for a 22-hour bus ride to the capital set for Tuesday.

William Young is set. He’s headed on the pilgrimage to see the pope.

“I see him in Cuba and I see they are going crazy there for him and I hope we have that same enthusiasm here in D.C.,” said Young.

This will be his second time Young sees a pope. He saw Pope John Paul in the 1980’s.

“Very nice, very nice,” said Young.

So too did Sara Horvath. She said it was a life-changing moment back then and she expects the same experience this time around. She’s on the trip with dear friend Elizabeth Carillo who has never seen a pope before.

“I was hoping, one day in my life, I would see the pope,” said Carillo.

She is hoping to at least catch a glimpse as she prays with her rosary. She will pray during his meeting with President Barack Obama.

“I will be saying pope please bless me and my family in this country especially this country,” said Carillo.

The group feels blessed to have the chance to make this trip of a lifetime even though it will take quite a bit of travel time.They will have one day of travel up to Washington, D.C., stay two days there and then take one day to travel back.

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