Follow usTwitterFacebook

Latest

26 Apr 2016 Middle East - Africa No comments

South African bishop warns politicians against war rhetoric

Bishop Gabuza has criticised comments made by the leader of the Economic Freedom Fighters War rhetoric from South African political leaders could incite electi…

Read more

21 Sep 2015 Americas News No comments

Serve others, not ideologies, Pope urges Cubans at Mass in Havana

'We do not serve ideas, we serve people,' Francis tells hundreds of thousands in Revolution Square Pope Francis has told the Cuban people that love and servi…

Read more

15 Oct 2015 News Vatican No comments

Do not be fooled by ‘doctors of law’ who limit God’s love, says Pope Francis

Pope says God's love is not reserved to those who follow the Commandments Obedience to God’s commandments must be the response to his limitless love, but it …

Read more

30 Oct 2014 Articles Comments (23)

Jehovah’s Witnesses and the Cross

Jehovah’s Witnesses believe that the Greek word translated as “cross” in the New Testament, stauros, actually means “upright stake” or, in their words, “torture…

Read more

19 Feb 2015 Articles No comments

Ash Wednesday makes me think twice about something: the common practice among Catholics of each person’s selecting his own private sacrifice to observe during t…

Read more

11 Nov 2014 Q&A Comments (6)

Can angels be male or female?

Full Question Could you please answer the question for me whether angels can be he or she? I thought they were neither. Answer You are correc…

Read more

19 Sep 2015 News Vatican No comments

No one can play dumb on what's happening in the Middle East, Pope says

While the international community can't seem to find solutions to the current crisis ravaging the Middle East, thanks to the media it's caught the world's atten…

Read more

02 Sep 2015 Middle East - Africa News No comments

Why women are needed to help end violence in Africa

Women are the key to reconciliation in both the family and society. This was the message given to women from nearly twenty countries across Africa who conven…

Read more

18 Aug 2016 Exhortations No comments

We Are ALL Called to Labor in the Vineyard of the Lord

Do we see the Church as Some-One, the Risen Christ truly present in His mystical Body, into whom we have been Baptized and now live? Do we, like those early bel…

Read more
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
«
»

Here’s your best chance to see Pope Francis in DC

All official events for Pope Francis’ upcoming visit to Washington, D.C. are ticketed, but there is a new opportunity for the public to see the Pope without needing a ticket.

After his visit to the White House on the morning of Sept. 23, Pope Francis will step into the Popemobile for a parade around The Ellipse on the south side of the White House, and onto the National Mall. Viewers can line the sides of the route to see Pope Francis without a ticket – they’ll just need to pass through a security check first.

“This will be an opportunity for the estimated tens of thousands of people expected to gather in Washington to see the Holy Father while he is visiting the nation’s capital, September 22-24,” the Archdiocese of Washington announced.
Participants will presumably have to arrive early to get a good spot, though – gates open at 4 a.m. ET. The website WalkWithFrancis.org has a list of “restricted items” that cannot be brought into the viewing area.

Pope Francis will afterwards head to St. Matthew’s Cathedral to meet and pray with the U.S. bishops at 11:30 a.m. ET, followed by the canonization mass for Bl. Junipero Serra outside the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception at 4:15 p.m. ET. The public can view telecasts of both events from giant screens on the National Mall, around the Washington Monument.

Can viewers picnic while watching Pope Francis’ day? Yes, as long as they abide by National Park Service regulations, the Washington archdiocese said.
The parade is the first public event in a D.C. tour that is exclusively ticketed. For Pope Francis’ address to Congress on Sept. 24, members of Congress received only one guest ticket to view the address inside the House gallery, and 51 tickets to watch a live broadcast of the address outside the U.S. Capitol building.

Tickets for the canonization Mass, which will be said in Spanish, are extremely hard to come by, even for Catholics in or near the District. Only 25,000 tickets are available, and a portion of those will be reserved for the Hispanic community.

The rest of the tickets are being distributed through parishes in the area. The Archdiocese of Washington is home to 620,000 Catholics and almost 140 parishes, and the neighboring Diocese of Arlington, which will also receive tickets, has more than 400,000 Catholics and almost 70 parishes.

By Matt Hadro

http://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/heres-your-best-chance-to-see-pope-francis-in-dc-11967/









wpsd_autopost:
1

Leave a Reply

  1. most read post
  2. Most Commented
  3. Choose Categories