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S+L BLOG: Pope In DC



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 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
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
Say the name Junípero Serra in American church circles and you are likely to get a mixed set of reactions. Some will tell you he is the saintly Franciscan who evangelized what is today the U.S. Others will tell you this is the man who forced the natives to convert by confining them to the ...read more