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The Vatican

In America, a journey of love and mercy

  • OSV Staff, OSV Newsweekly
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  • October 01 2015
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CNS photo/Doug Mills

Pope Francis spent six days inspiring those who heard his message to reach out and encounter the world with love

Whether addressing the country’s lawmakers or clergy, its schoolchildren or its imprisoned, its families or its poor, Pope Francis spent six days inspiring those who heard his message to reach out and encounter the world with love.


CHARITABLE VISIT: Pope Francis meets people involved with St. Maria’s Meals Program of Catholic Charities during his visit to Washington, D.C., on Sept. 24. (CNS photo by Paul Haring)


PICTURE TIME: Students use their smartphones to take selfies with Pope Francis outside of Our Lady Queen of Angels School in the East Harlem area of New York on Sept. 25. (CNS photo by Eric Thayer)


SPECIAL BLESSING: Pope Francis blesses a child in a wheelchair before celebrating Mass with representatives of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia at the Cathedral Basilica of Sts. Peter and Paul in Philadelphia on Sept. 26. (CNS photo by Paul Haring)


PAPAL KISS: Pope Francis stops to kiss a child as he makes his way in the popemobile during a parade to Independence Mall in Philadelphia on Sept. 26. (CNS photo by Jim Bourg, Reuters)


WAVING GOODBYE: Pope Francis waves to an estimated crowd of 20,000 as he leaves Mass at Madison Square Garden in New York on Sept. 25. (CNS photo by Mike Crupi)


SAFE AND SECURE: Security details surround the popemobile as Pope Francis makes his way during a parade to the closing Mass of the World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia on Sept. 27. (CNS photo by Bob Roller)


A BLESSING: Pope Francis blesses a prisoner as he visits the Curran-Fromhold Correctional Facility in Philadelphia on Sept. 27. (CNS photo by Paul Haring)

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