Barack Obama & Pope Francis Reunite At The White House

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Pope Francis delivered a brief speech at the Rose Garden in the White House on his first morning in the U.S. along with President Obama and his family. The Vatican outlined every intention he has during his five-day visit for his first time to the United States. After the Rose Garden ceremony, El Papa and Obama met privately in the Oval Office. They have developed a very positive friendship since POTUS’ first visit to the Vatican last year.

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Crowds have been gathering since the early hours of Wednesday morning to ensure their spot along the route Pope Francis will travel in his upgraded “popemobile.” After meeting hundreds of his worshippers in the streets of our nation’s capital, Pope Francis is expected to hold a serious meeting between bishops at St. Matthew’s Cathedral in Washington.

For his last planned event of the day, Pope Francis will recognize Junípero Serra as a saint during a large Mass outside Washington’s Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. His next stop will be New York City followed by Philadelphia.

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