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ARCHDIOCESE OF WASHINGTON
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Wednesday, August 12, 2020
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  • Pope Francis encounters the poor at Catholic Charities
    Like Abraham Lincoln during the Gettysburg Address, Pope Francis gave brief and simple message when he came to pray over the lunch of 300 Catholic Charities clients in downtown Washington on Sept. 24.
  • Pope Francis, ‘pastor from South,’ encourages U.S. bishops to be pastors
    Addressing more than 300 of the nation’s Catholic bishops as a “pastor from the South,” and a calling himself a “brother among brothers,” Pope Francis encouraged the bishops in all areas of their ministry and reminded them to always joyfully proclaim the Risen Christ to their flocks.
  • Tens of thousands line Washington streets to greet Pope Francis
    After visiting the White House and receiving an official welcome by President Barack Obama, Pope Francis took to the streets of Washington Sept. 23, to receive the welcome of tens of thousands of Catholics and others.
  • President Obama welcomes Pope Francis on first U.S. visit

    President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama and Cardinal Donald Wuerl, archbishop of Washington, led a group of government and religious leaders at Joint Base Andrews Sept. 22 in welcoming Pope Francis on his historic first visit to the United States.

  • Pope calls for ‘revolution of tenderness’ in Cuba

    Pope Francis called Cubans to a “revolution of tenderness" as he celebrated Mass in the Minor Basilica of the Shrine of Our Lady of Charity of El Cobre, the country's patroness.

  • Archdiocese of Washington announces parade route for Pope Francis in Washington

    On Sept. 23, after meeting with President Obama at the White House, Pope Francis will drive a parade route between the Ellipse and a portion of the National Mall in the Popemobile. This will be an opportunity for the estimated tens of thousands of people expected to gather in Washington to see the Holy Father while he is visiting the nation’s capital, September 22-24.

  • Pope arrives in Cuba calling for freedom, better U.S.-Cuba relations
    Pope Francis began his visit to Cuba praying for greater freedom for the island’s people and calling on U.S. and Cuban politicians to continue moving toward fully normal and neighborly relations.
  • Pope Francis Emergency Care Center dedicated at Providence Hospital
    In preparation for Pope Francis’s historic Sept. 22-24 visit to Washington, D.C., Providence Health System has dedicated and named its hospital’s emergency care center in honor of the Holy Father.
  • Catholic University marks papal visit with ‘Serve with Francis Day’
    Students at The Catholic University of America answered the Holy Father’s call to serve during a large-scale “Serve with Francis Day” held on Sept. 13 at locations all around the Washington area.  “It was amazing, just to see 600 students, alumni, faculty and even some of their children [participate]. Not everyone could even fit in Caldwell Auditorium,” said junior Veronica McCarthy. “I thought it was so wonderful everyone coming together in the spirit of welcoming Pope Francis.”
  • Surprised St. Bernadette’s students and teacher score tickets to Papal Mass
    At St. Bernadette School in Silver Spring, the excitement over Pope Francis’s upcoming visit to the Archdiocese of Washington reached a fever pitch, as a few lucky students and a teacher received the surprise of a lifetime – tickets to the Sept. 23 outdoor Papal Mass at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception.
  • Outreach center bears name and spirit of Pope Francis
    Volunteers and staff of the Pope Francis Outreach Center in Southeast Washington say they hope the upcoming visit to Washington of its namesake will help the faithful better know and love the poor.
  • Catholic schools can ‘Walk with Francis’
    As students and teachers around the country prepare for the start of a new school year, Catholic schools and parish religious education programs in the Archdiocese of Washington are also gearing up for Pope Francis’s visit to their hometown.
  • Papal Mass Choir sings together for the first time
    An opera singer, a Benedictine monk, a college student and a health policy adviser are just four members of the 90-voice choir that rehearsed for the first time at St. Mark the Evangelist Church in Hyattsville on Aug. 24.
  • Catholic University students witness the furniture they designed being built for Pope Francis’s Mass
    This spring, students at the School of Architecture and Planning at The Catholic University of America undertook an assignment like no other. They were invited to participate in a competition to design the altar, ambo and chair that Pope Francis will use in his Sept. 23 outdoor Mass on the east portico of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, overlooking the Catholic University campus.
  • Building second papal altar is work of faith for deacon
    They say lightning never strikes twice in the same place, but at the St. Joseph Carpentry Shop along a country road in Poolesville, Deacon Dave Cahoon is having his second “once-in-a-lifetime” experience in the past seven years.
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