Pope Francis

Pope Francis Shakes Hands

Hottest Ticket in Washington? It’s For the Pope at Capitol

Rep. Peter Welch’s sister, Maureen, had better intelligence than the five-term Vermont congressman about Pope Francis’ upcoming trip to the United States and his historic address to Congress.

08/13/2015

A political pope is sure to seize his opportunity when he addresses a political body. So both Democrats and Republicans are looking forward to Pope Francis' remarks to Congress next month — and bracing for them, too. (FILE PHOTO. Credit: VINCENZO PINTO/AFP/Getty Images)

Pope And Congress: Francis Is Certain To Challenge Lawmakers

A political pope is sure to seize his opportunity when he addresses a political body. So both Democrats and Republicans are looking forward to Pope Francis’ remarks to Congress next month — and bracing for them, too.

08/10/2015

Pope Francis greets the crowd as he arrives for his general audience at St. Peter's square on Dec. 11, 2013 at the Vatican. (credit: VINCENZO PINTO/AFP/Getty Images)

Hispanics Energized by Argentinian Pope’s First Visit to U.S.

Enthusiasm is growing among Hispanic Catholics in New York, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. over Argentine-born Pope Francis first U.S. visit.

07/27/2015

Pope Francis Speaking

Poll: Pope Francis’ Approval Rating Among Americans Plummets

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.

07/23/2015

Pope Francis (Photo by Osservatore Romano/Getty Images)

Archdiocese Asks D.C. to Pledge Prayer, Service With Pope

The Archdiocese of Washington and Catholic Charities are challenging D.C.-area residents to prepare for Pope Francis’ visit.

07/22/2015

Pope Francis waves at the faithful on St. Peter's square on April 15, 2014 after his weekly general audience at the Vatican. (Photo by Vincenzo Pinto/Getty Images)

Pope Francis: Humans Damaging Environment With ‘Our Irresponsible Abuse’

Pope Francis made remarks defending the environment, warning that more caution toward caring for the earth is now a necessity, not a recommendation.

07/08/2015

Pope Francis salutes the crowd as he arrives for his general audience in St Peter's square at the Vatican on September 18, 2013. (Photo by AFP PHOTO / TIZIANA FABI)

Pope in U.S. to Meet With Homeless, Prisoners and Immigrants

The Vatican published the itinerary for Pope Francis’s eagerly awaited September visit.

06/30/2015

Pope Francis Speaking

Pope Francis: Earth Turning Into ‘Immense Pile Of Filth’

In a sweeping environmental manifesto aimed at spurring concrete action, Pope Francis called Thursday for a bold cultural revolution to correct what he described as a “structurally perverse” economic system where the rich exploit the poor, turning Earth into an “immense pile of filth.”

06/18/2015

Pope Francis Speaking

‘We Are Not God’: Pope’s Encyclical On Climate Change Reportedly Leaked

Pope Francis is expected to take a stand against climate change this week by pointing the finger at humans.

06/15/2015

Pope Francis holds a parrot named Amore. (OSSERVATORE ROMANO/AFP/Getty Images)

Pope Francis Warns Rich And Powerful: God Will Judge Care Given To The Poor, The Earth

Pope Francis warned the rich and powerful on Tuesday that God will judge them on whether they fed the poor and cared for the Earth, his latest exhortation on the environment ahead of his eagerly-awaited encyclical on climate change and its effects on the world’s most vulnerable.

05/12/2015

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