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By John Stegeman The Catholic Telegraph Just days after seeing through his vision of having Pope Francis speak to a joint meeting of Congress, Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives John Boehner’s office has announced he is stepping down. An aide from Boehner’s office confirmed to The Catholic Telegraph

By Kurt Jensen Catholic News Service WASHINGTON  — “Paaaaapaaaaa!” Popes in popemobiles create, as they always do, a sort of undulating ecstasy in the faithful who have traveled to see them. It was no different for Pope Francis as his heavily guarded Jeep Wrangler made a brief trip around the

Staff Report Pope Francis is visiting the United States of America for the first time this week. Check back here daily for the latest news. Update: On demand video by thUSCCB can be found HERE. Included below is a central list of all stories related to the papal visit. This page

By Tom Tracy Catholic News Service WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — The first traces of preparation for Pope Francis‘ historic U.S. visit this September could be said to have started in Milan, Italy, in 2012. In closing the Vatican-sponsored World Meeting of Families held there that year, Pope Benedict XVI announced

By Carol Zimmerman Catholic News Service WASHINGTON — The Sept. 23 meeting between President Barack Obama and Pope Francis will likely continue the dialogue these two leaders began in a 2014 meeting at the Vatican and will likely lead to further action on ideas the two leaders share, said White House

By Carol Glatz Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY  — There’s perhaps no other signature vehicle in the world more well-known than the popemobile. Tall and boxy or sleek and chic, it’s the one white ride that always catches people’s eye, mostly because of the special passenger waving inside. The popemobile

By Cindy Wooden Catholic News Service SANTIAGO, Cuba — In one of the calmer, more intimate moments of his visit to Cuba, Pope Francis and the country’s bishops offered special prayers to the Cuba’s patroness, Our Lady of Charity of El Cobre. The prayer Sept. 21 at the Shrine of

Catholic News Service Although it was not part of his formal program, Pope Francis took time after Sunday Mass to visit Cuba’s ailing former leader, Fidel Castro. Jesuit Father Federico Lombardi, Vatican spokesman, said that after the Mass Sept. 20 in Havana’s Revolution Square, Pope Francis was driven to the

By Cindy Wooden Catholic News Service HAVANA — As Cubans finally face the prospects of calmer relationships and greater ease of communication and commerce with the United States, Pope Francis told the Cuban people that love and service, not anyone’s ideology, are the keys to their happiness. “We do not serve

By Cindy Wooden Catholic News Service HAVANA — 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. Meeting President Raul Castro and speaking before a small crowd at