Pope Francis

Following the resignation of Pope Benedict XVI on 28 February 2013, a papal conclave elected Bergoglio as his successor on 13 March. He chose Francis as his papal name in honor of Saint Francis of Assisi. Francis is the first Jesuit pope, the first from the Americas, the first from the Southern Hemisphere and the first non-European pope since the Syrian Gregory III in 741. View more

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Bishop Duca and The Catholic Connection are tweeting about Pope Francis' visit to the U.S.! Here are some of the photos Bishop Duca has been sharin...


Here is the personal life story of Pope Francis--from boyhood to today--told in words, images, and delightful scrapbook-like reproduced letters, ca...

Pope Francis: The Story of the Holy Father

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Pope Francis "Wake Up! Go! Go! Forward!" Official Lyric Video

Pope Francis "Wake Up! Go! Go! Forward!" from debut album "Wake Up!" (2015).

Executive Orders Relating to Immigrants and Refugees

America is a nation of immigrants who have contributed much to our country and to the Catholic Church in the United States.

Kenya awaits Pope Francis

Pope Francis is scheduled to undertake a three-nation Apostolic Visit to Africa this week. He leaves the Vatican on the morning of Wednesday, 25 No...

To be Religious is to be Inter-Religious

I came to America from the Philippines to marry a Bronx-born Jew who sold teddy bears and trolls for a living. Not the usual track for a girl who s...

Saint Matthew's Cathedral - Washington D.C.

The Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle in Washington D.C., most commonly known as St. Matthew's Cathedral, is the seat of the Archbishop (current...

Pope Visits St. Matthew’s Cathedral

Pope Francis attends a prayer service with American bishops at St. Matthew’s Cathedral in Washington on Wednesday.

Pope Francis in his Popemobile

This was taken in Quito, Ecuador in July. The Vatican confirms he'll be using a similar vehicle during his U.S. visit.

In blunt talk at the Vatican, Sister Simone Campbell blasts ‘male power’

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St Patrick's Catholic Church, Washington, D.C. is a Roman Catholic parish in Washington, District of Columbia, United States of America established...

Crossing the Faith Divide, With Technology

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