For months, people across the U.S. have been anticipating the arrival of a very special guest – Pope Francis. We’ve been hearing about it in the news, seen the preparations taking place, and many of us, myself included, even entered a drawing to win tickets to see the popular Pontiff.
After a highly publicized, and historic, visit to the land of my roots, Cuba, Pope Francis made the journey to the U.S. for a multi-city tour. On Tuesday, September 22nd, the People’s Pope as he’s known, landed in Washington, DC where he celebrated with national leaders, including President Obama, as well as some of our nation’s less fortunate, the homeless living in our Nation’s capitol. Throughout his stay in Washington, he addressed Congress in one of the most powerful, inspiring speeches ever made before our nation’s representatives. The message transcended religious choice, age, and ethnic background – it was one calling for peace, encouraging law makers to work together towards solutions that would benefit us all. Continue reading