By Alice Kenny
Details are surfacing about the upcoming historic visit by Pope Francis to the U.S.
And Catholic Charities is here to share them with you!
The Pope’s whirlwind visit, scheduled from Sept. 23-27, touches down in Washington D.C.. It moves to NYC. And it culminates in Philadelphia.
Here in New York, Kathryn Lopez reports in National Review,
“The pope will be visiting a Catholic Charities center…to see how ‘strangers’ are welcomed in the city (by a church that was built by immigrants), as Msgr. Kevin Sullivan, executive director of Catholic Charities in New York put it.”
Adding more details, this time about Pope Francis’ visit to those served by Catholic Charities in Washington DC, Matt Hadro reports in Catholic Online,
“The Pope will visit the archdiocese’s Catholic Charities branch where he will meet with homeless persons attending the charity’s weekly St. Maria’s Meal program, blessing the food.”
Pope Francis, since his election, has made solidarity with the poor and the defense of immigrants his towering priorities. His determination to spend time with those served by Catholic Charities during his short trip along the East Coast comes as no surprise, says Msgr. Sullivan.
“This is so appropriate,” Msgr. Sullivan says. “So many of our agencies day in and day out serve newcomers to our country with a wide range of services..Our food pantries feed immigrant children…Refugee are helped with resettlement…Fearful immigrants are aided in how to avoid exploitation and fraud. Families are reunited.”
Check out Pope Francis’ full itinerary in Catholic Online.
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