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.
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.
Enthusiasm is growing among Hispanic Catholics in New York, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. over Argentine-born Pope Francis first U.S. visit.
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.
The Archdiocese of Washington and Catholic Charities are challenging D.C.-area residents to prepare for Pope Francis’ visit.
Pope Francis made remarks defending the environment, warning that more caution toward caring for the earth is now a necessity, not a recommendation.
The Vatican published the itinerary for Pope Francis’s eagerly awaited September visit.
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.”
Pope Francis is expected to take a stand against climate change this week by pointing the finger at humans.
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.