Catholic Courier

Posted: July 1, 2015

Last Updated: January 18, 2017

Pope Francis' U.S. Visit

Pope Francis will be making his first trip to the United States September 22-27. His visit will include stops in Washington, D.C., New York City and Philadelphia.

September 28, 2015
Local coverage
Local coverage

The Catholic Courier talked with several people from around the Diocese of Rochester who made trips to Washington, D.C., New York City and Philadelphia during Pope Francis' Visit to the U.S. 

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September 25, 2015
World Meeting of Families
World Meeting of Families

The World Meeting of Families was held in Philadelphia Sept. 21-Sept. 27. It is held every three years and it is sponsored by the Holy See's Pontifical Council for the Family.

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'Mutts' comic strip features a week's worth of quotes from Pope Francis
'Mutts' comic strip features a week's worth of quotes from Pope Francis CNS photo courtesy of King Features Syndicate
October 6, 2015

Those uninterested in the news coverage of Pope Francis' U.S. visit might have ditched the front page and turned to other sections of the newspaper for a break.

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People with disabilities 'welcomed, valued' during Pope Francis' visit
People with disabilities 'welcomed, valued' during Pope Francis' visit
October 5, 2015

When Pope Francis encountered and blessed children during his apostolic visit to the United States, there were events everyone saw because they were on live TV, with others known only their participants.

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Pope Francis makes unscheduled stop at St. Joseph's University
Pope Francis makes unscheduled stop at St. Joseph's University
September 30, 2015

Pope Francis made an unscheduled stop at Jesuit-run St. Joseph's University Sept. 27, greeting campus officials, students and religious leaders. 

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Pope says he left U.S. praying for, impressed by its people
Pope says he left U.S. praying for, impressed by its people
September 28, 2015

As the American Airlines plane taking him to Rome from Philadelphia took off, Pope Francis said he pictured the faces of all the people he met, and he prayed for them.

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Serve, care for each other, pope tells families at closing Mass
Serve, care for each other, pope tells families at closing Mass
September 27, 2015

Pope Francis urged the hundreds of thousands of people gathered for the closing Mass of the World Meeting of Families to serve and care for each other as freely as God loves the human family.

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'Let freedom ring!' Respect for rights helps society, pope says
'Let freedom ring!' Respect for rights helps society, pope says
September 26, 2015

Not far from where the Liberty Bell is on display, Pope Francis urged the people of the United States to continue to "proclaim liberty throughout all the land unto all the inhabitants thereof," as the bell's inscription says.

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Massgoers express 'gratitude, holy longing' at Madison Square Garden
Massgoers express 'gratitude, holy longing' at Madison Square Garden
September 25, 2015

As crowds waded through long security lines and watched pre-Mass entertainment at Madison Square Garden ahead of the pope's Friday night Mass, worshippers told Catholic News Service it was hard to express their excitement.

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Pope brings Gospel of 'encounter' to Madison Square Garden
Pope brings Gospel of 'encounter' to Madison Square Garden
September 25, 2015

Seeing New York for the first time in his 78 years of life, Pope Francis said he knew Madison Square Garden was an important gathering place for sporting events and concerts. For him, it was transformed into a chapel in the heart of the Big Apple.

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