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Papal Visit

1,000 Worshippers Welcome Pope Francis With A Living Portrait

The Huffington Post | Jesselyn Cook | Posted 02.17.2016 | World

Incredible! >1,000 people form "living portrait" at Morelia, #Mexico to welcome #Pope #PapaexMex (pic: @torreon)— Jon Wil...


Jonathan Richards | Posted 10.03.2016 | Politics
Jonathan Richards

"...and I sail off to thunderous applause"

Lose Your Selfie in the Moment

Patrice Bendig | Posted 09.29.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Patrice Bendig

For anyone who knows me, their first reaction to this article is that it is being penned by a hypocrite. Rightfully so I am a notorious shutterbug and...

The Pope's Address to Congress in a Single Sentence

Tiziana Dearing | Posted 09.25.2016 | Politics
Tiziana Dearing

The Pope has said a great deal since he arrived in the U.S. Still, in this one, simple sentence before Congress, he brought together concepts of love, solidarity, right relationships, human dignity and even a "preferential option for the poor."

Pope Francis Will Meet A Guy Locked Up For Selling Pot

The Huffington Post | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 09.25.2015 | Politics

PHILADELPHIA -- When Pope Francis visits the Curran-Fromhold Correctional Facility in Philadelphia on Sunday morning, he'll meet a man who has spent a...

Pope Francis, Women and Church Leadership: That (Still) Unresolved Relationship Between Power and Patriarchy

Nick Fouche | Posted 09.22.2016 | Religion
Nick Fouche

As Pope Francis visits the United States many church watchers will be curious to learn of any current project our reforming pontiff may have in mind respecting the future role of Catholic women.

¡Bienvenido Pope Francisco to Améric@ Latin@!

Carmen Nanko-Fernández | Posted 09.21.2016 | Religion
Carmen Nanko-Fernández

Personally, as a Latin@ Catholic theologian who is una nieta de inmigrantes, I share your passion for justice for all migrants. I am particularly drawn to the attention you bring to cities in your theologizing, probably because I identify as hurban@́, Hispanic and urban, thanks in part to my New York roots and distinctive Bronx accent.

Why This Papal Visit is Different

Serene Jones | Posted 09.21.2016 | Religion
Serene Jones

Pope Francis' message is firmly grounded in the teachings of Jesus and Christian doctrine as applied to the broken world we find ourselves in today. What is new is that we have a messenger so powerfully capable of conveying this message.

Dear Pope Francis

Aaron Jay Ledesma | Posted 09.21.2016 | Religion
Aaron Jay Ledesma

My fears and doubts once clouded my ability to see clearly. There was a time I believed that the Church would never accept me for who I am and that I could never find happiness in life as a gay Catholic. So thank you, Pope Francis, for welcoming me back to the Church.

6 Things We Hope to See on the Pope's Cuba-U.S. Trip

Michael Maisel | Posted 09.18.2016 | World
Michael Maisel

The Pope was a trusted broker in the behind-the-scenes negotiations that led to an official rapprochement between our two countries, so we're confident that he'll speak favorably about warming U.S.-Cuba relations on his trip.

Francis, Let's Put Women in Their Place

Patrick Vaughn | Posted 09.16.2016 | Religion
Patrick Vaughn

What about Pope Francis? Will he ever bless the ordination of women, or will he continue to keep women in their place? I deeply admire Pope Francis. His warmth and compassion, his candor and humanity are a breath of fresh air. His love for the poor and his commitment to people rather than to an established hierarchy are inspirational.

Despite GOP Opposition, Pope Francis Should Emphasize Poverty During His Philadelphia Visit

Larry Atkins | Posted 07.02.2015 | Politics
Larry Atkins

I hope the pope will tie family issues to the problems of poverty, income inequality, and the suffering of the poor. Philadelphia and its surrounding suburbs are a great example of the haves and the have-nots, and the pope should be exposed to it.

Top 10 Crowd-Drawing Events from Around the World

Cheapflights | Posted 09.20.2013 | Travel

When massive crowds gather, we've found it's usually for religious reasons or to celebrate sporting events. Here's our top selection of the biggest crowd-drawing events from around the world.

Pope Benedict XVI Prepares To Embark On High-Risk Trip To Lebanon

Religion News Service | Alessandro Speciale | Posted 09.12.2012 | Religion

VATICAN CITY (RNS) Pope Benedict XVI embarks Friday (Sept. 14) on a high-risk trip to Lebanon, as the country's stability is threatened by spillover f...

What's The Papal Plane Like?

Telegraph | Alastair Jamieson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel

Pope Benedict XVI arrives in Britain this morning on board the 'Papal plane' -- an ordinary Alitalia Airbus A320 chartered for the trip. It departed...

Pope Bans Booze, Vuvuzelas From UK Visit (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Britons hoping to catch a glimpse of Pope Benedict XVI during his visit to to the United Kingdom next month have been told to leave the booze, among o...

Papal Bull: Sex, Lies and Vatican-tape

Edward Lozzi | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Edward Lozzi

Pope Benedict is in Australia about to pull the same media stunt of faux concern for the victims of sexual abuse by Catholic clergy that he pulled in the United States in April of this year.