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  • Group hopes Francis takes abolition of nuclear weapons to Congress

    Aug 31, 2015 1:09

    Group hopes Francis takes abolition of nuclear weapons to Congress

    (NCR Online) Ira Helfand hopes Pope Francis will call for the abolition of all nuclear weapons when he addresses Congress in September and Helfand has reason for cautious optimism. The Springfield, Mass., physician is co-president of International Physicians for the […]

     
  • Pope Francis a stranger to the US in many ways

    Aug 31, 2015 1:07

    Pope Francis a stranger to the US in many ways

    (Chicago Tribune) When Pope Francis sets foot on the tarmac at Andrews Air Force Base near Washington on Sept. 22, it won’t just be his first time in the United States as pontiff. It will be his first time in […]

     
  • A Catholic tug of war in the US awaits Pope Francis

    Aug 28, 2015 1:51

    A Catholic tug of war in the US awaits Pope Francis

    (Crux) When Pope Francis starts his US road show next month, Catholics to his left and right will all be hoping to pull him a bit closer to their own causes. From the environment to the economy and everything in […]

     
  • President Obama to seek common cause with Pope Francis

    Aug 28, 2015 0:32

    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. […]