The Pilgrim's Journey

Full text: Pope Francis’ historic address to congress

Richard SontagLast Updated: September 24th, 2015Pope Francis, US News

Mr. Vice-President, Mr. Speaker, Honorable Members of Congress, Dear Friends, I am most grateful for your invitation to address this Joint Session of Congress in “the land of the free and the home of the brave.” I would like to think that the reason for this is that I too am a son of this … Read More

‘Complex’ trip to Cuba, U.S. will be Pope’s longest, spokesman says

Richard SontagLast Updated: September 15th, 2015Church News, Pope Francis, US News

(CNS) — Pope Francis’ 10th foreign trip will be the longest of his pontificate and, with stops in Cuba, three U.S. cities and the United Nations, it also will be a “very complex trip,” the papal spokesman said. Briefing reporters about the trip, Jesuit Father Federico Lombardi, Vatican spokesman, said the plans were “enriched” after … Read More