Pope Francis was in New York City from Sept. 24-26, 2015, making stops at the United Nations, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Madison Square Garden and more. The pontiff began his historic trip Sept. 19 in Cuba. On Sept. 22 he traveled to Washington, D.C., where he stayed until Sept. 24. His journey wrapped up in Philadelphia on Sept. 26-27.
Pope Francis closed out his historic nine-day mission to Cuba and the United States with an extraordinary Mass in the streets of downtown Philadelphia Sunday before an estimated crowd of nearly 1 million worshippers -- a gathering that the pontiff called 'a miracle.'
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'The Holy Father likes to have a direct control over the message he gives,' said the Rev. Manuel Dorantes, a U.S.-based assistant to the Vatican's spokesman. Bart Jones has the story.
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The pope broke new ground in the Catholic Church's long struggle to respond to a damaging clergy sex-abuse scandal with his unqualified promise, Paul Moses writes.
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Read about the scene as the pontiff departed, see the best photos from his U.S. visit, get notable quotes from his papacy and much more in Newsday's Pope Francis Visit section.
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Pope Francis in Philadelphia: Sept. 26-27
At a Philadelphia-area seminary, the pope met in private with survivors of sex abuse and then talked with bishops separately about the scandal and extolled the virtues of family life.
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At the birthplace of American democracy, the pope gave an impassioned call for religious liberty and saluted immigrants, telling them, 'Don't ever be ashamed of your traditions.'
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Riveted Catholics listened and laughed as an animated Pope Francis described the joys and struggles of family life before a crowd of thousands filling a main boulevard of Philadelphia.
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Pope Francis analysis, commentary and opinion
Pope Francis had an agenda of stunning breadth.
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Editorial cartoonists respond to the pope's visit.
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Pope Francis inspires us to debate honestly and compassionately.
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Like his namesake saint from Assisi, Pope Francis likes to shock people to get his message across. Paul Moses explores the life of a church leader who has been full of surprises.
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As head of the Catholic Church and by the force of his personality, Pope Francis has emerged as one of the world’s most influential and energetic leaders. Readers told us what messages they wanted to deliver to the pope.
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Pope Francis in New York City: Sept. 24-26
A playful Pope Francis laughed, played and took lots and lots of selfies with hundreds of inner-city schoolchildren during a visit to East Harlem.
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Silence, punctuated only by cascading water, the occasional click of a camera or a child's cry, fell as the pope fixed his gaze on an avalanche of names.
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The pope asked 20,000 people to shed selfishness and isolation, and reach out to those in the 'big city' who exist in 'deafening anonymity.'
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Pope Francis in Cuba: Sept. 19-22
Pope Francis blessed Holguín from Loma de la Cruz, the site of a distinctive wooden cross that overlooks the Cuban city.
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Pope Francis celebrated Mass at the most sacred Catholic shrine on the Communist-led island, telling the faithful to live a 'revolution of tenderness.'
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In his homily at a Mass in Havana's Revolution Square -- attended by Cuban President Raúl Castro -- Pope Francis urged service to people, not ideas.
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Long Island impact
Joseph D'Aleo of Rockville Centre, a New York City Sanitation Department supervisor sick with a 9/11-related disease, shook hands with Pope Francis.
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Parishioners at St. Rosalie's pray and worship in Spanish every Sunday afternoon. See photos from two services at the Hampton Bays church.
The pontiff gets very high favorability ratings from LIers, despite disagreements on political and social issues.
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Pope Francis visit photos, video
See some of Pope Francis' notable quotes, from his 2013 installation to his remarks to Congress and the United Nations.
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See behind-the-scenes photos from the trip -- including the pontiff greeting Newsday's Bart Jones aboard the papal plane.
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See images from the pope's time in Cuba, including his Mass in Havana's Revolution Plaza.
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See what Jorge Mario Bergoglio looked like as a teenager in Buenos Aires.
Tens of thousands of people waited most of the day Friday to see Pope Francis in Central Park.
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Pope Francis' trip comes a half-century after Pope Paul VI made the first papal visit here.
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