Starting September 22, Pope Francis began a six-day trip to Washington, New York, and Philadelphia. Welcomed by President Obama, it's the first time in nearly 50 years that a pope has been on U.S. soil.
Often called "the people's pope," Pope Francis will speak on a number of economic, social, and environmental issues and will be meeting with American members of the Catholic Church throughout his trip. Pope Francis also made history on Wednesday afternoon by canonizing the controversial 18th-century Spanish monk Junipero Serra, the first canonization performed on U.S. soil.
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Nicki Rossoll is a producer on National Journal's audience development team. She previously worked at C-SPAN, ABC News' Washington Bureau and This Week with George Stephanopolos. Nicki is originally from Cleveland, Ohio and graduated from Miami University.
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