Through Soccer, Teen Migrants Rebuild Lives And Meet Pope Francis - NPR

08/31/2015  |  News Articles  |  Share

After sitting down with President Obama, addressing Congress and speaking at the United Nations, Pope Francis will meet with some unique soccer players in New York City in September, reports Hansi Lo Wang today on National Public Radio (NPR.

They're migrant teenagers in a youth soccer program co-sponsored by New York's Catholic...

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Catholic Charities to welcome Pope to America - Caribbean Life

08/28/2015  |  News Articles  |  Share

A seemingly unending procession of Roman Catholics are already queueing up to meet Pope Franciswhen he visits the United States for the first time.

The long line of potential spectators includes celebrities, and average citizens willing to wait extended hours in order to get a glimpse of the papal apostle from Rome during the six days he...

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Labor of love: Immigrant women honored to embroider Pope Francis’ linens - Fox News Latino

08/28/2015  |  News Articles  |  Share

By Soni Sangha

Published August 28, 2015 Fox News Latino

YONKERS, NEW YORK –  In a stifling cafeteria in St Peter’s School in Yonkers, N.Y., the electric fans worked hard and steady as did 18 women fastidiously embroidering tablecloths to be used by Pope Francis when he visits the area next month.

“I never thought I would...

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Local Craftsmen Building Altar, Ambo, Chair for Papal Mass - Catholic New York

08/20/2015  |  News Articles  |  Share

By Beth Griffin

In two workshops 26 miles apart in Westchester County, small teams of unlikely craftsmen are creating the altar, ambo and presider’s chair Pope Francis will use when he celebrates Mass at Madison Square Garden Sept. 25.

In Port Chester, Salesian Brother Salvatore “Sal” Sammarco, a veteran high school carpentry...

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NY Workers Building Altar, Lectern for Pope Francis' Visit - ABC News

08/06/2015  |  News Articles  |  Share

PORT CHESTER, N.Y. — Aug 6, 2015, 8:14 PM ET
By CLAUDIA TORRENS Associated Press

Carpenter Hector Rojas tried to explain the emotion behind cutting, sanding and assembling a wooden chair that Pope Francis will use during a Mass at Madison Square Garden in his first U.S. visit.

"It's a beautiful feeling, when people count on...

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