Pope Francis’s four-day visit to the United States was by any measure a personal and political triumph.
Pope Francis urged hundreds of thousands of the faithful gathered Sunday for the biggest event of his U.S. visit to be open to “miracles of love,” closing out his joyful six-day trip with a message of hope for families, consolation for victims of child sexual abuse and a warning to America’s bishops.
Pope Francis wasn’t the only person to drink from the glass of water he used during his speech to Congress.
Pope Francis plunged into the melting pot of New York on Thursday after reminding the country of its immigrant origins in the first papal speech before Congress.
The rosary beads cost $175. Sounds a bit pricey, except the Craigslist ad says they come with tickets to see Pope Francis. Same with the $10 train passes marked up to $85 in another listing.
Pope Francis praised American bishops on Wednesday for their “generous commitment” to helping victims of clergy sex abuse, drawing an angry rebuke from advocates who said the bishops acted only under the threat of hundreds of lawsuits.
The massive security apparatus protecting Pope Francis on his historic, six-day trip to the United States got its first test Wednesday as a 5-year-old California girl with a T-shirt and a message about immigration for the pontiff made her way through a security barrier and onto his parade route.
In a moment weaving strands of politics, religion and emotion, Pope Francis and President Barack Obama are set to meet in the grandeur of the Oval Office to advance causes dear to them both.
Sweeping into office in 2009, President Barack Obama captured near rock-star status around the world among millions who saw him as the embodiment of a new sense of social purpose.
Two months ahead of his first trip to the U.S., Pope Francis’ approval rating among Americans has plummeted, driven mostly by a decline among political conservatives and Roman Catholics, according to a new Gallup poll released Wednesday.