Pope Watch October 2015

Your Faith
October, 2015

Right: The U.S. flag flies as painters work on a mural of Pope Francis on the side of a builidng in midtown Manhattan. 

Pope presenting gift to Library of Congress

During his visit to Capitol Hill in September for the World Meeting of Families, Pope Francis presents the Apostles Edition of the St. John’s Bible to Speaker John Boehner and the Library of Congress. This special fine art edition of the Bible, which runs in seven volumes, cost $8 million to produce and is one of only 12 such sets.

Did you Know?

Pope Francis is a huge soccer fan. He played street soccer growing up in Buenos Aires, and he stills follows his favorite team, San Lorenzo.


Did you Know?

During Pope Francis’ visit to Philadelphia for the World Meeting of Families in September, he is speaking at Independence Hall from the same lectern that Abraham Lincoln used for his Gettysburg Address.

Below: Pope Francis accepts the final volume of a limited, fine-art edition of the St. John’s Bible at the end of an annual audience with the Papal Foundation at the Vatican.