WASHINGTON — House Speaker John Boehner will discuss his resignation plans during a live interview Sunday on CBS’ Face the Nation.

Boehner’s sudden announcement Friday that he will to retire from the House at the end of October avoids a fractious floor showdown over his continued leadership of the Republican majority and paves the way for a vote to keep the government operating when the new fiscal year begins Oct. 1.

Boehner is expected to be questioned whether the address by Pope Francis to a joint meeting of the House and Senate influenced his decision.

The pontiff is wrapping up his first visit to the United States on Sunday with a late afternoon outdoor Mass in Philadelphia followed by a meeting with organizers and volunteers of the World Meeting of Families before heading back to Rome around 8 p.m.

Samantha Power, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, will discuss the pope’s trip and the visit of China’s President Xi Jinping to the White House on ABC’s This Week.

Republican presidential candidates Jeb Bush, Ben Carson, Carly Fiorina and Gov. John Kasich and Democratic president hopefuls Hillary Clinton, Martin O’Malley and Sen. Bernie Sanders also will be interviewed on the Sunday shows.

Here’s the lineup:

• CBS’ Face the Nation: In addition to a live interview with Boehner, the show includes appearances by Kasich, the governor of Ohio, and Sanders, an independent from Vermont.

• ABC’s This Week: In addition to Power, House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes and former Speaker Newt Gingrich will discuss Boehner’s resignation and potential successors.

• Fox News Sunday: Bush, the former Florida governor, talks about the state of the 2016 presidential race. Republican Reps. Mick Mulvaney of South Carolina and Tom Cole of Oklahoma offer opposing views on a government shutdown.

• Capital Download: Interview with O’Malley, the former Maryland governor, and Mallory Quigley, spokeswoman for the Susan B. Anthony List.

• NBC’s Meet the Press: Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina are interviewed.

• CNN’s State of the Union: House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif.; Mayor Michael Nutter of Philadelphia; and presidential candidates Carson and O’Malley are the guests.

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