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Full coverage: Pope Francis visits the U.S., Cuba

 

  • Pope meets Fidel Castro after warning against ideology

    Pope meets Fidel Castro after warning against ideology

    Pope Francis met with Fidel Castro on Sunday after urging tens of thousands of Cubans to serve one another and not an ideology, delivering a subtle jab at the communist system during a Mass celebrated under the gaze of an image of Che Guevara in Havana's iconic Plaza of the Revolution. The Vatican...

  • Chicago archbishop uses Pope Francis visit to highlight agenda

    Chicago archbishop uses Pope Francis visit to highlight agenda

    It is no coincidence that Pope Francis is launching his North American pilgrimage in Cuba, said Chicago Archbishop Blase Cupich. The pope wants this trip to serve as a reminder of America's immigrant history and a challenge to this nation, Cupich said. "Refugees come to this country as they have...

  • The riddle of Pope Francis: A welcoming tone, but old-school beliefs

    The riddle of Pope Francis: A welcoming tone, but old-school beliefs

    The 78-year-old who lives behind a gas station in Vatican City previously worked as a nightclub bouncer. He'll suffer the white robes of his office, but he won't abide the red shoes his predecessor wore. He wants to save souls, but also save the Earth. During his first week on the job, he jokingly...

  • Catholic lawmakers thrilled by upcoming visit of Francis

    Catholic lawmakers thrilled by upcoming visit of Francis

    House Speaker John Boehner has been trying for 20 years to get a pope to come talk to Congress. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi says it's "thrilling beyond words." This week's historic address by Pope Francis to a joint meeting of Congress has lawmakers of all political affiliations and religious...

  • Pope Francis makes it an exciting time to be Catholic

    Pope Francis makes it an exciting time to be Catholic

    Earlier this week Pope Francis made a historic visit via satellite feed to Chicago's Cristo Rey Jesuit High School, where he reminded those of us in attendance that Catholic faith and education are capable of updating themselves. Not surprisingly, he spoke about social responsibility, which he...

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