When Pope Francis comes to Washington, D.C. for his visit to the United States, he will be making a number of historic and personal “firsts.” Here are five first time events that Americans will see from Pope Francis in the nation’s capital.
1) Pope Francis’s visit to Washington will be the first time he offers the Mass in the United States.
Unlike his predecessors St. John Paul II, and Benedict XVI, Pope Francis had never visited the U.S. before his election where he became the 265th successor of St. Peter as Bishop of Rome.
St. John Paul II twice visited the U.S. before becoming Pope in 1978. The first time was in 1969, when Cardinal Karol Wojtyla was visiting with Polish-American...READ MORE