THE POPE IN THE UNITED STATES
BISHOP KEMME SHARES HIS THOUGHTS ABOUT THE PAPAL VISIT, PHILADELPHIA
Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
Having just returned from Washington and Philadelphia, I feel compelled to write a few reflections on the pastoral visit of Pope Francis to the United States. I hope these few words will assist each of you as we receive the many graces given to us in the ministry of our Holy Father, Pope Francis.
OUR PILGRIMAGE TO PHILADELPHIA: A WEEK TO REMEMBER
By Jake Samour
The days spent in Philadelphia at the World Meeting of Families, together with Pope Francis’ visit, have been amazing and have brought back the thrill of being Catholic to many Americans. Anticipation of the pope in Philadelphia grew with every stop he made during his memorable trip.
POPE URGES U.S. CATHOLICS TO KEEP ENTHUSIASM, WELCOME NEWCOMERS
PHILADELPHIA (CNS) — Pope Francis ended his trip to the United States with a call for Catholics to keep the enthusiasm of the visit, while continuing to welcome newcomers and care for creation.
“Do not let your enthusiasm for Jesus, his church, our families, and the broader family of society run dry,” Pope Francis said at Philadelphia International Airport, prior to flying back to Rome.