March 26, 2015
Statement by the Press Secretary on the Visit of His Holiness Pope Francis
The President and the First Lady will welcome His Holiness Pope Francis to the White House on Wednesday, September 23. During the visit, the President and the Pope will continue the dialogue, which they began during the President’s visit to the Vatican in March 2014, on their shared values and commitments on a wide range of issues, including caring for the marginalized and the poor; advancing economic opportunity for all; serving as good stewards of the environment; protecting religious minorities and promoting religious freedom around the world; and welcoming and integrating immigrants and refugees into our communities. The President looks forward to continuing this conversation with the Holy Father during his first visit to the United States as Pope.
For more: http://go.wh.gov/PopeVisit
June 18, 2015
Statement by the President on Pope Francis’s Encyclical
I welcome His Holiness Pope Francis’s encyclical, and deeply admire the Pope’s decision to make the case – clearly, powerfully, and with the full moral authority of his position – for action on global climate change.
As Pope Francis so eloquently stated this morning, we have a profound responsibility to protect our children, and our children’s children, from the damaging impacts of climate change. I believe the United States must be a leader in this effort, which is why I am committed to taking bold actions at home and abroad to cut carbon pollution, to increase clean energy and energy efficiency, to build resilience in vulnerable communities, and to encourage responsible stewardship of our natural resources. We must also protect the world’s poor, who have done the least to contribute to this looming crisis and stand to lose the most if we fail to avert it.
I look forward to discussing these issues with Pope Francis when he visits the White House in September. And as we prepare for global climate negotiations in Paris this December, it is my hope that all world leaders–and all God’s children–will reflect on Pope Francis’s call to come together to care for our common home.
- September 23, 2015 FACT SHEET: Advancing Shared Values for A Better World
His Holiness Pope Francis in the USA
September 22, 2015
President Obama, Vice President Biden, First Lady Michelle Obama, and Dr Biden welcomes His Holiness Pope Francis, Joint Base Andrews, Washington DC
September 23, 2015
His Holiness Pope Francis speaks with the U.S. Bishops, St. Matthew’s Cathedral Washington, D.C.
President Obama, Vice President Biden, First Lady Michelle Obama, and Dr Biden welcomes His Holiness Pope Francis to the White House, South Lawn
President Obama and His Holiness Pope Francis holds a bilateral meeting, Rose Garden, Washington, DC
President Obama and His Holiness Pope Francis tour the Ellipse and parts of the National Mall, Washington, DC
His Holiness Pope Francis holds mass at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, Washington, DC
September 24, 2015
His Holiness Pope Francis addresses a joint session of Congress, U.S. Capitol, Washington, DC
His Holiness Pope Francis holds Midday Prayer with U.S. bishops, Saint Matthew’s Cathedral, Washington, DC
His Holiness Pope Francis visits St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in D.C. and Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Washington, Washington, DC
His Holiness Pope Francis has lunch with 200 people who are homeless or living in poverty, St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, Washington DC
His Holiness Pope Francis visits St. Patrick’s Catholic Church and Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Washington, Washington, DC
His Holiness Pope Francis holds evening prayer at St. Patrick’s Cathedral, New York, NY
September 25, 2015
His Holiness Pope Francis addresses the United Nations, New York, NY
His Holiness Pope Francis attends an interfaith service at the National September 11 Memorial and Museum, New York City, NY
His Holiness Pope Francis visits Our Lady Queen of Angels School, East Harlem, NY
His Holiness Pope Francis rides in the Papal motorcade through Central Park, NY
His Holiness Pope Francis holds mass in Madison Square Garden, New York, NY
September 26, 2015
His Holiness Pope Francis holds mass at Cathedral Basilica of Sts. Peter and Paul, Philadelphia, PA
His Holiness Pope Francis addresses the crowd, Independence Mall, Philadelphia, PA
His Holiness Pope Francis attends The Festival of Families, Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA
September 27, 2015
His Holiness Pope Francis meets with international bishops, St. Martin’s Chapel, Philadelphia, PA
His Holiness Pope Francis visits prisoners at Curran-Fromhold Correctional Facility, Philadelphia, PA
His Holiness Pope Francis holds a Papal Mass at World Meeting of Families, Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA
His Holiness Pope Francis visits with organizers, volunteers and benefactors of the World Meeting of Families at Atlantic Aviation, Philadelphia, PA