The Pilgrim's Journey

Pope Appoints New Vatican Ambassador to the U.S.

Richard SontagLast Updated: April 12th, 2016Church News, Pope Francis, US News, World News

(CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis has appointed French-born Archbishop Christophe Pierre as the Vatican ambassador to the U.S., replacing Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò, the Holy See press office announced Tuesday. The appointment of the new Vatican ambassador – known as an apostolic nuncio – comes after Archbishop Viganò reached the retirement age of 75 on Jan. … Read More

Pope Francis to Address a Joint Meeting of Congress in September

R RLast Updated: February 5th, 2015Pope Francis, US News

Pope Francis will visit Congress and be the first Pope to ever address a joint meeting of the United States Congress.  Pope Francis will make his stop on the hill on Thursday, September 24, 2015, during his trip to the United States.  In addition to attending the World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia, he will also … Read More