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  • Pope Francis departs Philadelphia, heads back to Rome after 10-day trip to U.S., Cuba

    Pope Francis departs Philadelphia, heads back to Rome after 10-day trip to U.S., Cuba

    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....

  • In South Philly, the faithful pray for a visit from Pope Francis

    In South Philly, the faithful pray for a visit from Pope Francis

    Anyone of a certain age in South Philly can tell you how it felt to see the motorcade of Pope John Paul II on Broad Street in 1979. And if they were too young to remember, they will tell you what their parents or grandparents told them and point to a family photograph. Signs appeared on Broad Street...

  • Pope Francis mingles with high and low in New York visit

    Sweeping through the landmarks of America's biggest city, Pope Francis on Friday offered comfort to 9/11 victims' families at ground zero, warnings to world leaders at the United Nations and encouragement to schoolchildren in Harlem as he mixed the high and low ministry so characteristic of his...

  • Pope Francis to release album called 'Wake Up!' on Nov. 27

    Pope Francis to release album called 'Wake Up!' on Nov. 27

    Pope Francis is becoming Pop Star Francis: The religious leader is set to release a pop-rock album. Believe Digital, the label releasing the album, announced Friday that "Wake Up!" will be available on Nov. 27. The album will feature extracts from Pope Francis' speeches in various languages, including...

  • Pope, after blunt talk to Congress, thanks nuns in New York

    Pope, after blunt talk to Congress, thanks nuns in New York

    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. At an evening prayer service in St. Patrick's Cathedral, he thanked American nuns for their strength and courage in a deeply meaningful...

  • Scalpers turn papal tickets for profit, drawing church's ire

    Scalpers turn papal tickets for profit, drawing church's ire

    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. With the wildly popular pontiff's U.S. tour shifting to New York on Thursday night and Philadelphia for...

  • D.C. crowds cheer pope as he calls for climate change action

    D.C. crowds cheer pope as he calls for climate change action

    Cheered by jubilant crowds across the nation's capital, Pope Francis forged common cause Wednesday with President Barack Obama on climate change, immigration and inequality, as the popular pontiff signaled he would not sidestep issues that have deeply divided Americans. On his first full day in...

  • Pope Francis' sex abuse comments draw ire from victims

    Pope Francis on Wednesday appeared to praise the Roman Catholic Church’s handling of widespread sexual abuse by priests, drawing rebuke from victims who said his brief remarks were a setback for justice and healing. Speaking to hundreds of U.S. bishops at the Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle...

  • Little girl shares immigration message with pope

    Little girl shares immigration message with pope

    A 5-year-old girl in a brilliantly colored dress and braids who was handed up to Pope Francis for a blessing during a parade in Washington on Wednesday morning urged the pontiff to give his blessing to immigration reform and push lawmakers to act. Sophie Cruz, of South Gate, California, delivered...

  • Chicagoans listen to Pope Francis at White House

    Chicagoans listen to Pope Francis at White House

    Monsignor Mike Boland wishes Chicago was on the itinerary for Pope Francis' U.S. tour, but it wasn't. So Boland and other Chicagoans journeyed to the Washington on Wednesday to greet the pope at a White House spectacle marked by trumpets, a gospel choir and the national anthems of the U.S. and...

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