Category: Pope Francis

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Pope Francis has a great smile

It seems that if anything can be learned from the Holy Father’s visit to Cuba and the United States, it’s that he is a man of gestures and encounters. He exchanged zucchettos with a young Cuban man in Holguin. He made an impromptu visit to the Little Sisters of the Poor while in Washington, D.C. […]

Poll: Which U.S. papal speech was your favorite?

Pope Francis has returned to Rome after his papal visit to Cuba and the United States. The Sept. 22-27 visit included stops in Washington, D.C., New York City and Philadelphia. He gave many great speeches and homilies during his visit, but three of the biggest occurred in each city: Washington, D.C. In his lengthy speech […]

The Statue of Father Junipero Serra at the U.S. Capitol

Good thing the California legislature didn’t get rid of this Junipero Serra statue

Pope Francis made a quick visit to the statue of St. Junipero Serra in the U.S. Capitol’s National Statuary Hall Collection after he addressed a joint meeting of Congress on Thursday. He stopped for a moment of brief reflection. #PopeInDC stops to pray in front of statue of Saint #juniperoserra inside US Capitol #PopeFrancis […]

President Obama welcomes Pope Francis to the White House. Credit Catholic News Agency

Read Pope Francis’ Speech at the White House

President Barack Obama welcomed Pope Francis to the United States on Wednesday morning in front of 20,000 people gathered on the South Lawn of the White House. The Sept. 22-28 apostolic journey to the U.S. marks Pope Francis’ first on America soil, and includes stops in Washington, D.C., New York City and Philadelphia. After words […]

Check out Pope Francis' New Year's homily on CNA!

Poll: Which papal speech are you looking forward to more?

Pope Francis travels to the United States this week with plans to visit Washington, D.C., New York City, and Philadelphia. The visit from Sept. 22-27 will be filled with many speeches, but two stand out among the rest. On Thursday morning, the Holy Father is scheduled to give an historic speech before a joint session […]


Pope greets pilgrims in English!

In a new video, Pope Francis shows how hard he’s trying to address English-speakers in their native tongue for his upcoming visit to the U.S. “I look forward to greeting the pilgrims and the people of Philadelphia when I come for the World Meeting of Families,” he said in heavily-accented English. Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia […]

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WATCH: The Pope’s moving exchange with a bullied Chicago teen

Pope Francis held a virtual audience on Monday with Americans in three cities not included in his historic trip to the United States later this month. Although the full, hour-long special on the virtual audience will not be available until Friday, ABC News has released several excerpts of the virtual audience. And the Pope’s time […]

Pope Francis. Photo credit: Daniel Ibanez/CNA

Pope Francis goes to Central Park

Pope Francis will drive through Central Park when he visits New York later this month! But New Yorkers eager to catch a glimpse of the pontiff will need to win a ticket for a chance to attend the Sept. 25 procession. From the New York Times:   “The procession through Central Park will give thousands […]

The flag of Ecuador with Pope Francis in the background upon his arrival in the country on July 5, 2015_Credit _ L'Osservatore Romano_CNA 7-5-15

Five challenges the Pope will face in Latin America

Pope Francis is visiting Ecuador, Bolivia and Paraguay July 5-13. Here are five challenge the Pope will address on his trip, according to Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin. 1. His longest trip This is the Pope’s ninth international trip since his election, and his longest so far. It is a 13-hour trip to […]

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What’s the Pope doing now?

“What is the Pope doing now?” That’s a question often thought, asked aloud, pondered as we go about our business of covering Vatican news. Covering the papal trip to Ecuador, Bolivia and Paraguay this week, we’ll ask that question dozens of times with varying inflections and emotions. Today, day one of eight we’ll be spending […]

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