Mass for archdiocese, visit to prison top pope’s Philadelphia itinerary

PHILADELPHIA (CNS) — The first stop for Pope Francis when he visits Philadelphia the morning of Sept. 26 will be the Cathedral Basilica of SS. Peter and Paul to celebrate a special Mass for the people of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. The previously unannounced Mass is part of the pope’s itinerary for his Philadelphia visit…

Pope’s visits to Cuba, U.S. to highlight families, charity, tolerance

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — In word and deed, Pope Francis will take his vision of a Catholic’s approach to family life, parish life, charity, economics, immigration and good governance to Cuba and the United States during a Sept. 19-27 visit. Visiting both Cuba and the United States on the same trip not only acknowledges his…