Numerous media outlets covered the Sept. 23 Mass celebrated by Pope Francis on the steps of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception overlooking the University Mall.

Thousands gather to witness first canonization on US soil

From: DPA International Date: Sept. 24, 2015 Author: Anne K. Walters

Pope Francis canonized the first saint on US soil Wednesday as thousands of Catholics gathered on the grounds of Washington's basilica to worship.

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Tens of thousands expected at Pope Francis' first U.S. Mass

From: CBS This Morning Date: Sept. 23, 2015

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Pope Francis, in Washington, Addresses Poverty and Climate

From: New York Times Date: Sept. 23, 2015 Authors: Peter Baker and Michael D. Shear


Later in the afternoon, the pope went to the campus of Catholic University of America to celebrate his first Mass in the United States and to canonize Junípero Serra, a Franciscan who founded missions across California in the 1700s.

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In 'Little Rome,' A Day Of Incomparable Hustle And Bustle For The Pope

From: WAMU-FM Date: Sept. 23, 2015 Author: Patrick Madden

At the Catholic University of America - in a part of Northeast D.C. known as "Little Rome' - the campus was buzzing with activity Tuesday. It was all for Pope Francis, whose arrival in D.C. is the result of months of planning and preparation.

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Pope Francis talks big issues, greets Catholics in D.C.

From: Reuters Date: Sept. 23, 2015 Author: Patrick Madden


From there, Francis headed off to the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception and the University Mall at the Catholic University of America.

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Nuns tailgate to see Pope Francis

From: KUSA Date: Sept. 23, 2015 Author: Allison Sylte

It was basically their Super Bowl.

NBC Capitol Hill Reporter Luke Russert snapped this photo of a group of nuns apparently tailgating ahead of Pope Francis' mass at Washington's Basilica of the National Shrine of Immaculate Conception Wednesday afternoon.

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Newest saint, Junipero Serra, Francis says, protected Native Americans

From: National Catholic Reporter Date: Sept. 23, 2015 Author: Joshua J. McElwee

Pope Francis has canonized the controversial Franciscan Fr. Junipero Serra, claiming that the 18th-century missionary to what would become the western United States protected and defended Native Americans from mistreatment and abuse.

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Pope Francis Arrived in the United States

From: CNN Date: Sept. 23, 2015 Host: Anderson Cooper


Later on in the afternoon, Pope Francis arrived to Catholic University to an estimated crowd of 25,000 to celebrate his first mass in the United States. The Pope also canonized Spanish missionary Junipero Serra, credited with spreading Christianity in California. In already historic visit to America, it was the first canonization on U.S. soil.

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Pope Francis Visits U.S.

From: CNN Date: Sept. 23, 2015 Host: Jim Sciutto


We're back now live here on CNN. We're following the visit of Pope Francis to the United States. And you're looking now at live pictures coming to us from Catholic University where the pope just finished celebrating mass.

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Pope Francis Canonizes Junipero Serra As The Newest Catholic Saint

From: The Huffington Post Date: Sept. 23, 2015 Author: Jaweed Kaleem

Pope Francis on Wednesday canonized Junipero Serra, an 18th-century Spanish Franciscan priest who created the first Catholic missions in California in 1769 and is credited with ushering in Catholicism in a region that today has become one of the religion's strongholds in the United States.

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Pope Francis Has Arrived in United States

From: CNN Date: Sept. 22, 2015 Host: Anderson Cooper

Hey, good evening from a very exciting night here in Washington, D.C. We're at the Catholic University of America in front of the largest Roman Catholic Church in America. It's a venue far too small for the crowds expected to see Pope Francis celebrate mass here tomorrow. It's a beautiful location.

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