Asked about his 2015 travel plans, Pope Francis said: “Next year I’d like to go to Philadelphia for the family meeting. I was invited by the president of the United States, by the American parliament and the secretary-general of the United Nations.”
It’s being interpreted as practice for his presumed trip to the East Coast next year.
There is still no confirmation that Pope Francis will attend a major gathering of the world’s Roman Catholics next year in Philadelphia, the archdiocese said Friday in response to a report that the archbishop had said Francis would come.
De Blasio met Monday with Cardinal Pietro Parolin, the Vatican secretary of state, during his family trip to Italy.
The inaugural game had everything aficionados love — passion, drama, spectacle, goals and a refereeing controversy that immediately set fingers wagging on Twitter.
In the midst of a whirlwind, three-day trip to the Holy Land, Pope Francis prayed Monday at the Western Wall in Jerusalem.
Pope Francis took a dramatic plunge Sunday into Mideast politics while on his Holy Land pilgrimage, receiving an acceptance from the Israeli and Palestinian presidents to visit him at the Vatican next month to discuss embattled peace efforts.
The pope started his historic trip to the Middle East, arriving first in Jordan.
From Jordan, to the streets of Old Jerusalem, and a refugee camp in the West Bank, final preparations are being made for Pope Francis’s historic three-day pilgrimage.
Generations of church history have passed, but Catholicism has never seen a ceremony like the one that enrolled John XXIII and John Paul II as saints.
Despite the pontiff’s popularity, surveys show church attendance has not increased in the year Francis has been pope.
Cardinal Dolan sheds light on the Holy Thursday tradition of the washing of the feet as a New Jersey Catholic school reenacts the Stations of the Cross.
Pope Francis made the off-the-cuff remarks after coming under criticism from victims’ advocacy groups for a perceived lack of attention to the problem and ongoing demands that he sanction bishops who covered up for pedophiles.
There are different kinds of leaders, after all. And the Yankees captain did his thing as well as any of the others on Fortune Magazine’s list did theirs.
Pope Francis spent his one-year anniversary Thursday in prayer – staying in a sparsely-furnished room on a retreat with priests outside Rome.