Live Blog: Pope Francis in Washington

WASHINGTON, DC: Pope Francis is greeted by members of Congress as he arrives to speak during a joint meeting of the U.S. Congress in the House Chamber of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, DC. (Win McNamee AFP/Getty)

More Than Just a Handshake, President Turns Pope’s Inspiration into Action

President Barack Obama shakes hands with Pope Francis during the arrival ceremony at the White House. (Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Missed the Pope? Try the Pope Sandwich

The Pope Sandwich. (Emily Jan)

In Search of the Pope's Carpenter

Emily Jan
Crowds gathered along the National Mall in Washington, D.C. to catch a glimpse of the pope. (Emily DeRuy)

Say It: Junipero Serra Is Part of the Fabric of My Childhood

As a California kid, his legacy shaped portions of my upbringing. (Courtesy of Emily DeRuy)

Have You Seen the Lego Vatican Replica?

A priest from Pennsylvania built a Lego version of St. Peter’s Square, and it’s awesome. (Juleyka Lantigua-Williams)

Among Catholics, U.S. Latinos Stricter Than Whites About Faith Teachings

Pew finds Latinos align with Church on issues such as same-sex marriage and “sins of excess.” (DAVID MCNEW AFP/GETTY)

Junipero Serra’s Path To Sainthood

A brief look at some of the important events that helped Serra reach sainthood. (MLHRADIO, FLICKR)

What U.S. Latinos Mean To The Pope

Pope Francis waves to faithful upon his arrival on St Peter's square at the Vatican to lead his weekly general audience. (VINCENZO PINTO/AFP/Getty Images)
Pope Francis attends a midday prayer with US bishops at the Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle in Washington, DC, on the second day of his six-day visit to the US. (NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)

Why Native Americans Oppose Junipero Serra’s Sainthood

Pope Francis’s choice to canonize the California priest has raised protests. (MANDELL NGAN/GETTY IMAGES)
Marchers of the One Hundred "Miles, One Hundred Women" pilgrimage reach the end of their journey in Washington, D.C.  (J. Weston Phippen)

4 Ways The Pope Spoke To Congress About A Changing America

WASHINGTON, DC: Pope Francis addresses a joint meeting of the U.S. Congress while Vice President Joseph Biden (L) and House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) (R) listen, at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, DC. (Mark Wilson AFP/Getty)

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