April 15-20, 2008, Pope Benedict XVI makes his first trip to the United States as head of the Catholic Church. The pope's events in Washington and New York include a meeting with President George W. Bush, a visit to ground zero, the site of the 9-11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center, and other encounters with interreligious and ecumenical representatives, the academic world and the Catholic faithful.
Pope Benedict XVI - United States 2008
Pope Benedict’s U.S. Visit
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Overview of Papal Pilgrimage to the U.S.
 
Day Six: Sunday, April 20
 
Day Five: Saturday, April 19
 
Day Four: Friday, April 18
 
Day Three: Thursday, April 17
 
Day Two: Wednesday, April 16
 
Day One: Tuesday, April 15
 
With the visit of Pope Benedict XVI to the U.S., you’ll be hearing lots about the pope. Franciscan Father Greg Friedman presents some interesting facts and trivia about all things papal. Topics include the Swiss Guard, the fisherman’s ring, ad liminia vists, Vatican Radio and the pallium.
 
Papal Offerings From American Catholic Radio
 “Exploring Our Faith,” Episode #08-15 (Windows Media | MP3 )
Cardinal John Foley highlights the purpose and impact of Pope Benedict XVI’s visit to the United States.
 “Exploring Our Faith,” Episode #08-16 (Windows Media | MP3 )
Mercy Sister Mary Ann Walsh, director of Media Relations for the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, discusses the pope’s visit to the United States.
 
 

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