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Pope Francis arrives at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, Sept. 23, 2015

How the visit from Pope Francis prompted the House Speaker to resign

Apr 26, 2021

Former Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-Ohio) shocked the country when he announced his resignation from Congress in 2015... Read more

Pope Francis addresses the United States Congress, Sept. 24, 2015.

In wake of papal visit, pro-life opinion rises in United States

Oct 20, 2015

Pope Francis’ visit to the United States has given a boost to Americans’ stated support for the pro-life cause, the... Read more

Pope Francis speaks at St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York City during Vespers on Sept. 24, 2015.

Here's what it was like when Pope Francis visited the homeless in DC

Oct 5, 2015

By Matt Hadro

Pope Francis’ visit to homeless men and women in Washington, D.C., was “life-changing,” said the head of Catholic Charities in... Read more

Vatican spokesman Fr. Federico Lombardi S.J. addresses journalists during a May 15, 2014 press conference.

Vatican clarifies background on Pope Francis' meeting with Kim Davis

Oct 2, 2015

By Elise Harris

After meeting with Pope Francis earlier this morning, Vatican spokesman Fr. Federico Lombardi confirmed that the Pope met with Kim... Read more

Sonia Maria Crespo de Illingworth, author of the thank you letter to Pope Francis, speaks at the 2015 World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia.

Families tell Pope Francis 'thank you' with a renewed commitment to marriage

Sep 30, 2015

In response to Pope Francis’ ongoing encouragement of marriage, an Ecuadorian lay woman has penned a simple thank you letter... Read more

Negueubou Kamwa (C), who met Pope Francis Sept. 25 at Our Lady, Queen of the Angels School in New York City, together with her family.

What meeting Pope Francis was like for elementary students in Harlem

Sep 30, 2015

By Adelaide Mena

Students and community members in East Harlem were moved, sometimes to tears, by Pope Francis’ words and example during his... Read more

Pope Francis arrives at St. Peter's Square for the General Audience, Sept. 30, 2015.

Pope Francis lauds Archbishop Chaput's 'great love for the family'

Sep 30, 2015

Pope Francis reviewed his recent trip to Cuba and the United States during his General Audience on Wednesday, calling the... Read more

Pope Francis at the Wednesday general audience in St. Peter's Square on June 17, 2015.

Pope Francis reportedly met with Kim Davis, offered support

Sep 30, 2015

By Matt Hadro

Embattled county clerk Kim Davis met with Pope Francis in Washington, D.C. last Thursday, her lawyer has told multiple media... Read more

Archbishop Joseph Kurtz speaks at a press conference in Philadelphia during Pope Francis' vist on September 26, 2015.

Here's what Archbishop Kurtz thought about Pope Francis' visit

Sep 30, 2015

By Michelle La Rosa

For Archbishop Joseph Kurtz of Louisville, hearing the words of Pope Francis is like being taken back in time to... Read more

Pope Francis meets with the United States bishops at St. Matthew's Cathedral in Washington, D.C., Sept. 23, 2015.

US bishops echo Pope's words on sex abuse, accountability

Sep 29, 2015

By Michelle La Rosa

Two committee heads of the U.S. bishops’ conference voiced support for Pope Francis’ statement rejecting the sexual abuse of minors... Read more

Marie Miller, who performed before the Pope at the World Meeting of Families, Sept. 26, 2015. Photo courtesy of Missing Piece Media.

What's it like to play for the Pope? Here's how one Catholic artist described it

Sep 29, 2015

By Matt Hadro

Performing for Pope Francis at Saturday’s Festival of Families in Philadelphia was an answer to prayer for musician Marie Miller,... Read more

Pope Francis arrives in Philadelphia, greeted by Archbishop Chaput on September 26, 2015.

After the Pope's visit – an exclusive interview with Archbishop Chaput

Sep 29, 2015

By Michelle La Rosa

Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia hosted Pope Francis in his highly-anticipated first visit to the United States. As the dust... Read more

The Walker family from Argentina embraces Pope Francis in Philadelphia, Sept. 27, 2015.

Pope Francis met Argentine family who travelled 11,000 miles to Philadelphia

Sep 28, 2015

The Holy See press officer explained on Sunday that that morning Pope Francis had met with the Walkers, a family... Read more

Crowds gathered for the Mass canonizing Saint Junipero Serra at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, Washington, D.C., Sept. 23, 2015.

Saint Junipero Serra's canonization an 'exciting time to be a Catholic'

Sep 28, 2015

By Adelaide Mena

Last week's Mass for the Canonization of Saint Junipero Serra, said by Pope Francis, proved to be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity... Read more

Pope Francis speaks to journalists aboard his flight from Philadelphia to Rome Sept. 27, 2015.

Full transcript of Pope Francis' inflight interview from Philadelphia to Rome

Sep 28, 2015

In a 47 minute Q&A with journalists on his way back to Rome Pope Francis touched on sensitive topics such... Read more

Pope Francis speaks to journalists on his way back from Strasbourg, Nov. 25, 2014.

I can forgive an abuser, but understand those who can't, Pope says

Sep 28, 2015

By Ann Schneible

In his wide-ranging press briefing en route from the United States to Rome, Pope Francis spoke on the difficult subject... Read more

Pope Francis speaks to journalists on his flight from Philadelphia to Rome Sept. 27, 2015.

Pope: Communion for divorced, remarried isn't the only synod issue

Sep 28, 2015

By Elise Harris

Pope Francis told journalists on board his flight to Rome that giving communion to divorced and remarried Catholics is a... Read more

Pope Francis at the World Meeting of Families Sept. 26 2015 © L'Osservatore Romano.

Pope Francis: I leave with a heart full of gratitude and hope

Sep 27, 2015

As he concluded his historic visit to the United States, Pope Francis thanked organizers and volunteers, saying that he concludes... Read more

Pope Francis at the Wednesday General Audience in St Peter's Square on May 20, 2015.

Pope makes impromptu stop at statue marking Jewish-Catholic unity

Sep 27, 2015

Pope Francis paid an unscheduled visit to St. Joseph’s University in Philadelphia this afternoon to bless a statue celebrating improved... Read more

 Pope Francis celebrates the opening Mass of the 2014 Extraoridinary Synod on the Family in St. Peter's Basilica, Oct. 5, 2014.

God's love is for everyone – and it's dangerous to think otherwise, Pope says

Sep 27, 2015

At the final Mass closing out the 2015 World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia, Pope Francis warned against narrowing God’s... Read more