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  • President Obama to seek common cause with Pope Francis

    (AP) Sweeping into office in 2009, President Barack Obama captured near rock-star status around the world among millions who saw him as the embodiment of a new sense of social purpose. Now, that baton has largely been passed to Pope […]

     
  • For Pope Francis’s D.C. visit, environmental rally of up to 200K planned

    Aug 26, 2015 6:29

    For Pope Francis’s D.C. visit, environmental rally of up to 200K planned

    (Washington Post) Several environmental groups are planning a major climate rally that will draw hundreds of thousands to the National Mall on Sept. 24, the day Pope Francis speaks to Congress and is expected to address the public afterwards. The […]

     
  • Washington revs up plans for Pope Francis’ historic September visit

    Aug 26, 2015 6:23

    Washington revs up plans for Pope Francis’ historic September visit

    (Washington Post) As Pope Francis prepares for his historic visit to the United States next month, Washington is bracing for the arrival of one of the most popular popes in memory with a familiar mix of joyful anticipation and dread. […]

     
  • Where Pope Francis learned humility

    Aug 24, 2015 6:02

    Where Pope Francis learned humility

    (The Atlantic) “Where’s my briefcase?” asked Pope Francis. The papal entourage had arrived at Fiumicino Airport in Rome for the pontiff’s first trip abroad. Jorge Mario Bergoglio had been pope for just four months and was now bound for Rio […]

     
  • Army of 10,000 volunteers on hand of Pope Francis’ visit to Philadelphia, New York City

    Aug 24, 2015 5:40

    Army of 10,000 volunteers on hand of Pope Francis’ visit to Philadelphia, New York City

    (AP) An army of about 10,000 volunteers will be on hand when Pope Francis visits Philadelphia during the Vatican-sponsored World Meeting of Families and holds the biggest events of his first trip to the U.S. Volunteers will greet and direct […]

     
  • Poll finds few US Catholics familiar with Francis’ eco-encyclical

    Aug 21, 2015 6:04

    Poll finds few US Catholics familiar with Francis’ eco-encyclical

    (NCR Online) In his widely anticipated encyclical on the environment and human ecology, Pope Francis put forth an urgent appeal for the global community to enter into dialogue about how “to protect our common home.” So far, the majority of […]