Pope Francis Celebrates First Mass In U.S. …… DAILY INDEPENDENT


Pope Francis after speaking before 11,000 ticketed guests at an elaborate welcoming ceremony on South Lawn of the White House, on September 23, 2015, celebrated his first Mass during the visit to the United States.

He had climbed aboard an open-sided Popemobile later in the morning to parade before tens of thousands of cheering people lining the streets around the White House.

In remarks delivered slowly in accented English at the White House, Pope Francis said he was ready to listen to the “hopes and dreams of the American people” and to offer guidance to those charged with shaping the nation’s political future “in fidelity to its founding principles.”

In his homily, he is expected to dwell more on that.

Details later….