A lawyer for the Kentucky clerk, who refused to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, says she met the pope in Washington. But, the Vatican won't confirm or deny it.
During a sermon at the last event on his U.S. trip, the pope again emphasized the need for everyone to think small, and said faith should begin with family.
"God weeps for the sexual abuse of children," Pope Francis reportedly says in Philadelphia Sunday.
On the final leg of his U.S. trip, Pope Francis went to Philadelphia, where he visited a prison and toured the famed birthplace of America, Independence Hall.
Nearing the end of his three-city tour of the United States, Pope Francis urged Americans to live up to their legacy.
Francis raised the immigration issue at a time when Republican U.S. presidential contenders have touted actions to stem the flow of immigrants into the country.
The pope's American sojourn casts a spotlight on the fact that funding issues are close to the surface even at the most successful Catholic schools in the U.S.
New Yorkers showed their affection for Pope Francis on Friday before he leaves for Philadelphia, the last stop in his multicity tour of the United States.
Ticket demand was high for Pope Francis' Mass at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Friday night. "The right pope at the right time," one attendee said.
“I think the pope has already communicated that the voices of the locked out and the left out should be listened to."
“He’s fun and everyone wants to hang out with the pope. He might even be able to get more young people to go to church.”
Pope Francis led a historical, multireligious Meeting for Peace Friday afternoon at the National Sept. 11 Memorial and Museum.
Most souvenirs for the pope's U.S. visit do not have authorization from the Catholic Church and run the risk of legal implications.
Many of those who were sexually abused by clergy say the excitement over Pope Francis' visit to the U.S. has overshadowed the injustice done to them.
Watch Pope Francis address world leaders at the United Nations General Assembly in New York City.
“Through action, he’s sending the message that you can’t fulfill your faith without serving people beyond your community.”
The self-described democratic socialist praised the pontiff's mention of Catholic socialist Dorothy Day alongside Martin Luther King Jr. and Abraham Lincoln.
And New Yorkers seemed to love him back. Tens of thousands cheered as Pope Francis traveled Fifth Avenue to a prayer service at St. Patrick's Cathedral on Thursday evening.
The pontiff was to lead a prayer service Thursday evening at St. Patrick's Cathedral after his arrival from Washington, D.C.
Responses to Pope Francis' historic address to Congress on Thursday were predictably split along party lines.