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The United States Capitol building.

Here's what Pope Francis is likely to tell the US Congress

Sep 21, 2015

By Andrea Gagliarducci

On Thursday Pope Francis will become the first Bishop of Rome to address a joint session of the US Senate... Read more

Vatican pushes back over White House invite to Catholic dissidents

Sep 18, 2015

The presence of LGBT activists and other controversial guests at the White House welcoming ceremony for Pope Francis has reportedly... Read more

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When Pope Francis comes to the US, he won't just talk about the environment

Sep 18, 2015

By Matt Hadro

Pope Francis’ ecology encyclical is about a lot more than recycling – it speaks to man’s deepest relationships – and... Read more

Over 45 million live in poverty as Pope Francis comes to visit

Sep 17, 2015

By Matt Hadro

Carolyn Smith of Dayton, Ohio was living without food or working utilities and in “in an utter, total state of... Read more

Pope Francis in Saint Peter's square on Aug. 4, 2015.

Knock knock. Who's there? Pope Francis, apparently.

Sep 15, 2015

By Mary Farrow

The Pope, a priest, and Bill Murray walk into a bar…  Read more

Pope Francis greets the faithful of Naples from the Popemobile, March 21, 2015.

Here's your best chance to see Pope Francis in DC

Sep 14, 2015

By Matt Hadro

All official events for Pope Francis’ upcoming visit to Washington, D.C. are ticketed, but there is a new opportunity for... Read more

General audience with Pope Francis, April 17, 2013.

Inside a dubious LGBT media guide to Pope Francis' visit

Sep 11, 2015

By Kevin J. Jones

As Pope Francis' trip to the U.S. nears, the LGBT advocacy organization GLAAD has released a media guide encouraging journalists... Read more

Choir of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C. Courtesy of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception.

DC choir hopes Pope Francis will sing along

Sep 3, 2015

By Adelaide Mena

Choir members from around the Washington, D.C. archdiocese chosen to sing for Pope Francis during his visit later this month... Read more

Pope Francis at the Wednesday general audience in St. Peter's Square on August 26, 2015.

Pope Francis holds virtual audience with Americans in Chicago, Texas, LA

Aug 31, 2015

Pope Francis on Monday took part in a virtual audience with a group of Americans, less than a month before... Read more

PopUpPope in Philadelphia.

#PopUpPope brings hope to the inner city ahead of papal visit

Aug 24, 2015

By Ann Schneible

In his nearly two-and-a-half year papacy, Pope Francis has spoken countless times about bringing the hope of Christ to society's... Read more

Pope Francis greets pilgrims in St. Peter's Square during the Wednesday general audience on Oct. 1 2014.

Here's how one Catholic congressman is prepping for the Pope's US visit

Aug 18, 2015

By Matt Hadro

As the nation’s capital works to get ready for Pope Francis’ visit to the U.S. this fall, one Catholic congressman... Read more

Pope Francis waves to the general audience on April 1, 2015 in St. Peter's Square.

Make friends with your congressman – and you just might get to see the Pope

Jul 30, 2015

By Matt Hadro

The final plans are set for the public’s chance to watch Pope Francis’ Sept. 24 address to Congress live at... Read more

Pope Francis walking up to St. Peter's Basilica on June 3, 2015 before the Wednesday general audience.

Want to walk with Pope Francis? Then take this pledge

Jul 23, 2015

By Matt Hadro

Catholics in Washington, D.C. are hoping a new charity pledge will go viral like last year’s “Ice Bucket Challenge,” but... Read more

Pope Francis at the Wednesday General Audience in St. Peter's Square on June 24, 2015.

Pope Francis goes to Washington (and will reach an even bigger crowd than planned)

Jul 8, 2015

By Matt Hadro

The setting for Pope Francis’ address to Congress in September just grew by giant proportions as the public will be... Read more

Pope Francis aboard the papal plane en route to Sri Lanka, Jan. 12, 2015.

Bishops expect Pope Francis' visit to have profound impact on US

Jun 30, 2015

By Matt Hadro

Looking forward to Pope Francis' September visit to the U.S., the nation's bishops were exuberant on Tuesday, as the itinerary... Read more

Papal altar, chair and ambo built for Pope Francis' trip to Washington D.C. at the portico of the National Shrine.

An altar for Pope Francis: CUA students' design to enliven DC Mass

Jun 8, 2015

By Adelaide Mena

For most graduating college seniors, the final weeks of school focus on exams, saying goodbyes and looking to their next... Read more

President Barack Obama meets with Pope Francis for a private audience at the Vatican, March 27, 2014 (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza).

Pope Francis to visit White House Sept. 23

Mar 26, 2015

U.S. officials have confirmed that Pope Francis will make a stop at the White House to meet with President Barack... Read more

Pope Francis arrives at the Council of Europe in Strasbourg, Nov. 25, 2014.

Pope Francis goes to Washington: will Congress listen?

Feb 5, 2015

Pope Francis’ address to a joint session of Congress during his U.S. visit in September will be a “wonderful opportunity,”... Read more

Pope Francis speaks with journalists aboard the plane from Manila to Rome, Jan. 19, 2015.

Pope confirms three US stops in September, no Mexico for now

Jan 19, 2015

By Alan Holdren

During his in-flight press conference from Manila to Rome, Pope Francis confirmed he plans stops in Philadelphia, New York City... Read more

Blessed Junípero Serra.

California bishops to Pope: Thanks for the new saint!

Jan 16, 2015

Two California bishops have voiced elation and gratitude at Pope Francis’ announcement that he will canonize Blessed Junípero Serra, OFM,... Read more