“These are professionals and there has been significant planning that’s gone into this, and we’re confident that they have what it takes to do this job right”, he said.
A number of Republican politicians have warned Pope Francis against “lecturing” them on issues such as climate change and capitalism ahead of the pontiff’s major address at a joint session of Congress on Thursday.
Even during this holy week for those in the Jewish community, Pope Francis’ visit is the center of conversation for many preparing to celebrate Yom Kippur, the Jewish day of atonement. Monday, he told News 8 what draws people to hear this pope’s message.
“I find it exciting that this pope is so full of ‘chutzpah, ‘” Busch said.
Pope Francis leads Mass in the sanctuary of the Virgin of Charity in El Cobre, Cuba, Tuesday, September 22, 2015.
“I think it is a very important visit“.
The group of diocese employees, lay people and families leaves today for Philadelphia to attend the World Meeting of Families conference being held in conjunction with the pope’s visit, said the Rev. Andrew Jasinski of the Fargo Diocese.
“He’s supposed to come out and give us a papal blessing”, Vargo explained. “I think that we have to constantly be making the case we’re stronger together than we are individually”.
“Pope Francis’s message will serve as an invitation to Catholics, members of Congress, and all Americans to respond to the realities of the world with compassion and a spirit of solidarity”, said ISN executive director Christopher Kerr.
The Obama administration disputes claims that the Vatican is “furious” with the LGBT-friendly guest list for Pope Francis’s visit.
“He is a pastor and he wants to create moral challenges and not political ones”, said Sen.
After Pope Francis speaks to the group outside of the Capitol, he will visit St. Patrick’s Catholic Church.
Saturday, September 26 – The Pope will depart in the morning from New York City after addressing the United Nations General-Assembly at 8:30 a.m., then to Philadelphia.
“To have that many people be one at the same time and same place is another miracle in my eyes”, Witezell said. But, Catholics living in other parts of the world may not have that opportunity.