Pope Francis' 2015 U.S. Tour Pope Francis spent several days in the states, meeting with Congress and the U.N. General Assembly.

Philadelphia Preps For The Pope's Visit, Its Biggest Event Ever

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The Pope Slept Here: Special Preparations Underway For U.S. Visit

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Native Americans Protest Canonization Of Junipero Serra

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Caryl Johnson (center) oversees communion at St. Mary Magdalene Community in Drexel Hill, Pa., as parishioners Janet Hamm and Jim Kalb assist. Unlike most traditional Roman Catholic services, a gluten-free bread and alcohol-free wine are offered. Jeff Brady/NPR hide caption

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In Defiance Of The Church, Some Catholic Women Seek Priesthood

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Art Installation To Welcome Pope Francis To Philadelphia

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The church of Our Lady Queen of Angels in New York City's East Harlem neighborhood closed in 2007, but parishioners still congregate outside the parish for service every Sunday. Christopher Gregory for NPR hide caption

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'It's All About Church Closings': Catholic Parishes Shrink In Northeast, Midwest

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Critics: Bishops Lag Behind Pope's Promise To Deal With Abusive Priests

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Pope Francis, in the Vatican's St. Peter's Square on Wednesday. The pope will begin his visit to the U.S. on Sept. 22 in Washington, D.C., where he will stay for several days before moving on to New York City. Giuseppe Ciccia/Barcroft Media/Landov hide caption

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Pope To Visit Heights Of Capitol Hill, With Sights Set On D.C.'s Poor

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The altar where Pope Francis will celebrate Mass in Revolution Square in Havana near a government building decorated with the likeness of revolutionary hero Ernesto "Che" Guevara. The Mass is scheduled for Sept. 20. Desmond Boylan/AP hide caption

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Previous Papal Visits Changed Little, But Cubans Hopeful For Pope Francis

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A stained-glass window depicting Father Junipero Serra in the Basilica Parish in Mission Dolores. Talia Herman for NPR hide caption

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Savior Or Villain? The Complicated Story Of Pope Francis' Next Saint

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Vietnamese-Americans light candles at St. Helena, a Catholic church in Philadelphia, on April 4. Like many other once-struggling churches, St. Helena has been revitalized by immigrant parishioners. About 200 Vietnamese families worship at this church, along with others from Latin America, the Philippines and Africa. Matt Rourke/AP hide caption

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Built By Immigrants, U.S. Catholic Churches Bolstered By Them Once Again

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Vatican Interns Help Build Papal Following On Social Media

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Among bishops and priests, Pope Francis is in familiar — and lighthearted — territory. But among non-Catholics in the U.S., the pope's comments have also generated significant enthusiasm. Vincenzo Pinto/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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With Bold Words And Baby Steps, Pope Finds Fans Beyond His Flock

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Modern Catholics Test The Pope's Infallible Authority

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Pope Visit Highlights Latino Role In The Future Of The Catholic Church

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Pew Poll: U.S. Catholics Accept Non-Traditional Families

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Carlos Alfaro, 19, practices with a soccer ball before a match in New York City. Some members of his youth soccer team are set to meet with Pope Francis in September. Hansi Lo Wang/NPR hide caption

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Through Soccer, Teen Migrants Rebuild Lives And Get Chance To Meet Pope

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Evan Fritz, head brewer at Manayunk Brewing Co., draws off some samples of Papal Pleasure, a beer concocted to mark Pope Francis' visit to Philadelphia. It's brewed with water blessed by a local priest. Emma Lee/WHYY hide caption

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Philly Preps Blessed Beer And Other Edible Swag To Greet Pope Francis

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