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On Thursday, September 24, 2015, following his historical address to the United States Congress, Pope Francis spoke to the homeless of the city at St. Patrick ‘s Parish in Washington DC. Below you will find the full text of his prepared remarks. Meeting with the Homeless Saint Patrick in the City, Washington Thursday, 24 September 2015 ...read more
On Thursday, September 23, 2015, Pope Francis addressed a joint session of congress. Below, find the full text of his prepared remarks. Address to the Joint Session of the United States Congress United States Capitol, Washington Thursday, 24 September 2015 Mr. Vice-President, Mr. Speaker, Honorable Members of Congress, Dear Friends, I am most grateful for ...read more
On Tuesday, September 21, 2015, Pope Francis arrived at Andrews Air Force Base for his first Apostolic Visit to the United States. The Archdiocese of Washington, host Archdiocese for the Pope, made a set of videos recording the Pope’s first historic day. Please find below video footage of Pope Francis’ first day in the United ...read more
On Wednesday, September 23, 2015, Pope Francis celebrated the Canonization Mass of St. Junipero Serra at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. Please see below for the full prepared text of his homily. Holy Mass and Canonization of Blessed Junípero Serra Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, Washington ...read more
On Wednesday, September 23, 2015, Pope Francis met with the Bishops of the United States of America for a morning prayer service. Following the service, the Pope delivered the following address. Meeting with the United States Bishops Cathedral of Saint Matthew, Washington Wednesday, 23 September 2015 Dear Brother Bishops, I am pleased that we can ...read more
George Stephanopoulos discusses Pope Francis in the mainstream Press during his historic visit to the USA. How are you going to spend the next five minutes of your time?  You could browse social media or check your email, but how about meeting a fascinating person and learning something relevant that will broaden your perspective?  Sit ...read more
On Wednesday, September 23, 2015 Pope Francis was welcomed to the White House by President Barack Obama. Below you will find the full text of his prepared remarks. Welcome Ceremony The White House, Washington Wednesday, 23 September 2015 Mr. President, I am deeply grateful for your welcome in the name of all Americans. As the son ...read more
After three days in Cuba, Pope Francis touched down at Andrews Air Force Base in Washington, DC, in the United States of America, greeted by the president, dignitaries, bishops and children. This is the 10th papal visit to the country since 50 years ago. Each of John Paul II, Benedict XVI, and now Francis, has paid a visit to the American capital once. ...read more
On Tuesday, September 22, 2015, Pope Francis met with families in the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Assumption in Cuba. Below, find the full text to his prepared remarks. We are here as a family! And whenever we come together as a family, we feel at home. Thank you, Cuban families. Thank you, Cubans, for ...read more