Welcome to the USA, Pope Francis!
We love you, Holy Father, and we are praying for you!
Catholic World News – September 22, 2015
Bells tolled in Catholic churches across America on Tuesday afternoon, September 22, as Pope Francis arrived for his first-ever visit to the US.
The papal flight touched down at Andrews Joint Base outside Washington, DC, shortly before 4 pm. The Pontiff was greeted by President Obama and his family, and– after a brief informal meeting– escorted to a Fiat wagon that would take him to the apostolic nunciature, where he will spend the night.
There was no formal ceremony at the airport; neither the Pope nor the President made public remarks. An official welcome will be held at the White House on Wednesday morning.
Pictures speak louder than words, so below I am sharing some videos of our Holy Father as he arrives in the USA.
In the first video, Pope Francis, fresh off his trip to Cuba, arrives by airplane at Andrews Air Force Base outside of Washington on Tuesday to begin his first visit to the United States. USA today has a good story on the Holy Father traveling in a humble Fiat around Washington D.C. today.
Next, Catholic scholars discuss the significance of the visit Pope Francis is making to the U.S.
Finally, we end with a prayer from Fr. James Kubicki on the Holy Father’s visit.