Pope Francis calls for climate, migrant action in Congress speech
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Pope Francis calls for climate, migrant action in Congress speech

Jean-Louis de la Vaissiere and Michael Mathes | AFP - September 24, 2015

Pope Francis appealed to U.S. lawmakers Thursday to help the poor, do more for suffering migrants around the world and fight climate change, pressing some of his…

Pope Francis tells bishops that clergy abuse must not be repeated
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Pope Francis tells bishops that clergy abuse must not be repeated

Abby Ohlheiser, Greg Jaffe, Michael E. Ruane and Steve Hendrix | The Washington Post - September 23, 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Pope Francis plunged into his first U.S. visit with gusto Wednesday, embracing the adulation of jubilant crowds across Washington even as he confronted controversy in…

Pope Francis arrives for historic first US visit
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Pope Francis arrives for historic first US visit

Jean-Louis de la Vaissiere | AFP - September 22, 2015

See also: 5 things Pope Francis gets totally right about climate change ANDREWS AIR FORCE BASE, U.S. – Pope Francis arrived in the United States on Tuesday for his…

5 things Pope Francis gets totally right about climate change
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5 things Pope Francis gets totally right about climate change

Chelsea Harvey | Special To The Washington Post - September 22, 2015

Pope Francis's six-day trip to the U.S. is highly anticipated – and not just among U.S. Catholics. The pope's progressive stances have earned him nearly unprecedented favor with liberal-leaning…

Welcome, Pope Francis, and please forgive us our goofs
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Welcome, Pope Francis, and please forgive us our goofs

Stephen Carter | Bloomberg View - September 22, 2015

"Francis began a busy day in Cuba by holding Mass this morning in Havana's Revolution Square," reported ABC News over the weekend. Wrong. He didn't. "Pope Francis…

In Castros’ home region, Pope Francis praises Church ‘sacrifices’
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In Castros’ home region, Pope Francis praises Church ‘sacrifices’

Jean-Louis de la Vaissiere | AFP - September 21, 2015

HOLGUÍN, Cuba – Pope Francis on Monday praised the sacrifices made by Cuba's Catholic Church to work on the island as he visited the home region of communist…

Pope Francis meets the Castros after mass on iconic Havana square
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Pope Francis meets the Castros after mass on iconic Havana square

Jean-Louis de la Vaissiere | AFP - September 20, 2015

HAVANA, Cuba – Pope Francis met Sunday with Fidel and Raúl Castro, the brothers who have ruled Cuba since its 1959 revolution, after celebrating an outdoor mass attended…

Pope Francis in Cuba: Mass before a packed Revolution Square
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Pope Francis in Cuba: Mass before a packed Revolution Square

Jean-Louis de la Vaissiere | AFP - September 20, 2015

UPDATE, Sunday, Sept. 20, 11:32 a.m. Pope Francis met with Fidel Castro for around half an hour on Sunday at the 89-year-old Cuban Revolution leader's home in Havana, said…

Cuban Americans make pilgrimages to see Pope Francis in their native land
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Cuban Americans make pilgrimages to see Pope Francis in their native land

David Montgomery | The Washington Post - September 19, 2015

The regular bedlam of long ticket lines and spinning luggage machines at the Miami International Airport got an extra charge of emotion on the eve of Pope…

When Pope Francis visits Cuba, he’ll find many priests aren’t Cuban
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When Pope Francis visits Cuba, he’ll find many priests aren’t Cuban

Nick Miroff | The Wasington Post - September 18, 2015

HAVANA – The parishioners at La Merced church in Old Havana, one of Cuba's most important shrines, know their bearded, soft-spoken priest as "Padre Gilberto." But his real name…

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