Pope Week Wednesday

This week we joyfully welcome our Holy Father to the United States! Let Encourage and Teach serve as your resource on where to live-stream, locate live coverage, daily text, download resources and more!

By: Office of Communications

Yesterday, we watched as the Vicar of Christ stepped foot on American soil, and that, for the first time in his life.

Today, still, Pope Francis will perform the first ever canonization on American soil.

It is an exciting time of monumental importance. The U.S. is witnessing many pivotal events. We’ve highlighted a select few of yesterday’s to serve as a recap below.


Pope Francis shook hands with Bishop Paul S. Loverde yesterday as he arrived at Joint Base Andrews, following his visit to Cuba and beginning his 6-day Papal Journey to the United States. See more photos here.



Follow the live-stream of Pope Francis’ arrival, courtesy of the Vatican, below.


Father Tom Ferguson, Episcopal Vicar of Faith Formation and Pastor of Good Shepherd parish in Alexandria, will be offering commentary on ABC7/Channel 8 between 9-11 a.m. and 3-6:30 p.m. on Wednesday.



Don’t forget to follow live coverage via our accounts linked below and those of the Arlington Catholic Herald, found at catholicherald.com.



Tag us in your photos! If you’re going to any Papal events throughout the week, connect with our social media platforms, or send your photos to communications@arlingtondiocese.org — we don’t want to miss Arlington Diocese in action!

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