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Pope Francis, World Meeting shine spotlight on the importance of family

PHILADELPHIA -- God gave creation to the family. That’s the message Pope Francis gave to the thousands of people who turned out for the 8th World Meeting of Families (Sept. 22–25) in Philadelphia. 

Texas congresswoman calls pope's Sept. 24 address "an amazing experience"

Sitting in a packed House Chamber as Pope Francis delivered an address to Congress Sept. 24, Congresswoman Kay Granger (R-TX) looked around the room and noticed the reaction of her colleagues. 

Bishop Olson, local leaders applaud pope's congressional address

When the sergeant-at-arms intoned, "Mr. Speaker, the pope of the Holy See," Fort Worth Bishop Michael Olson eagerly waited in front of a large, hotel screen TV — along with 50 other bishops — to watch Pope Francis become the first pontiff in history to address a joint meeting of Congress at the U.S. Capitol.