This will be the first time a Pope has visited Catholic Charities since we first opened our doors in 1922.
I keep saying this out loud, but it still seems unbelievable: Pope Francis will visit our clients, in-person! It will be a historic visit, and I am truly humbled the Holy Father has chosen to spend some of his time to visit the people we serve on the same trip where he will address a joint session of the US Congress. What a powerful message.
In the coming weeks, keep an eye on www.CatholicCharitiesDC.org/WalkwithFrancis. We're putting together some fun ways to celebrate the coming visit of the Holy Father to Catholic Charities. It is our hope that his visit will be a huge boost to all of the low-income families and individuals in our community.
Check out some of the media coverage from yesterday's schedule announcement:
CBS 9: http://www.wusa9.com/story/news/2015/06/30/pope-francis-trip-to-the-us-cuba-itinerary/29502041/
ABC 7: http://www.wjla.com/articles/2015/06/pope-in-u-s-to-meet-with-homeless-prisoners-and-immigrants-115184.html
Catholic Standard: http://www.catholicstandard.org/Content/News/Homepage-Rotating-Articles/Article/Cardinal-Wuerl-details-Vatican-s-official-schedule-for-Pope-Francis-s-visit-to-Washington/2/409/6718