April 17, 2008 Pope Benedict XVI presided over an open-air Mass of 45,000 people at a Washington, D.C., baseball stadium, where hundreds of voices sang out to the masses during the pope's historic visit to the nation's capital. The German-born pope also acknowledged the pain and harm done to victims of priests caught up in a sex scandal.
April 17, 2008 Pope Benedict will address a group of Catholic educators Thursday about what it means to be a Catholic institution. First, though, he celebrated Mass with tens of thousands of worshippers in the nation's capital. It's part of his six-day visit to the U.S.
April 16, 2008 Over the years, the popemobile — often surrounded by a crowd of fervent faithful — has become a recognizable part of the pope's image around the world. See how papal vehicles have changed since Pope Pius XI received a Mercedes-Benz that had been converted for him in 1930.
April 16, 2008 A look at modern Roman Catholic pontiffs who have taken the papacy global to minister to the Catholic flock and spread their vision of social justice.
April 16, 2008 President Bush welcomed Pope Benedict to Washington, in the first visit to the White House in nearly 30 years. Benedict spoke with President Bush about Iraq and foreign policy in the first full day of his U.S. trip. The pontiff also celebrated his 81st birthday.
April 16, 2008 Pope Benedict is visiting the United States for the first time as the leader of the Roman Catholic Church. R. Scott Appleby, a professor of religious history at the University of Notre Dame, says the pope's message to America's "Cafeteria Catholics" will likely be a positive one, rather than focusing on differences with the Vatican.
April 15, 2008 If you get a chance to meet Pope Benedict XVI during his visit to the U.S., how should you act? Monsignor K. Bartholomew Smith, who knew the pope back when he was a cardinal, offers some advice.