Papal Visit 2015

Join us as we take a look back at the 2015 Papal visit and relive what an honor it was to be graced by his holiness, Pope Francis as he visited East Harlem.

During his visit, Pope Francis touched the lives of those immigrants and refugees served by Catholic Charities and encouraged all to dream and dream big! The following photos and news stories provide a glimpse of the excitement surrounding the Pope's visit and highlight some of the work we do day to day.

 

 

 

Papal Visit News Coverage

 

Teen Migrants Get Second Chance in Life and Blessing From Pope - ABC News

09/25/2015

Every Saturday, a group of teen migrants meets at Mullaly Park in the South Bronx to play the sport they love. Soccer is their passion and has been part of their lives from a very young age.

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Pope Francis To Meet New York Family That Faced Deportation To Mexico - The Guardian

09/24/2015

Pope Francis will meet with the mighty and the meek during his five-day visit to the US.

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Immigrants Hope Pope Sews Seeds of Change - WNYC

09/24/2015

At St. Peter's Catholic School in Yonkers, a group of immigrant women with embroidery hoops in their hands, sat at long tables inside a classroom. Some of them worked in pairs. Others worked alone.

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Goya Foods Donates 150,000 Pounds Of Food In Honor Of His Holiness Pope Francis' Visit To The United States - PR Newswire

09/21/2015

JERSEY CITY, N.J., Sept. 21, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Goya Foods, the largest Hispanic-owned food company in the United States, welcomes His Holiness Pope Francis to the United States and donates 150,000 pounds of food in honor of the Pope's visit.

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NY1 Online: Executive Director of Catholic Charities Previews Pope Francis' Trip to East Harlem

09/18/2015

NY1 VIDEO: Monsignor Kevin Sullivan, executive director of Catholic Charities, joined Errol Louis to preview Pope Francis’ trip to East Harlem.

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Meeting The Pope After A Fight For Better Pay - New York Times

09/17/2015 

The modern carwash is a minor marvel. A car sits on a track and is pulled past purifying machinery: A grid of pipes shoots high-pressure streams of water, then soap; flapping,

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Meeting In Harlem Gym To Highlight People Catholic Charities Helps - Catholic New York

09/16/2015

When Pope Francis visits the United States next week, he will undoubtedly meet some very important people. He will address Congress. He will speak before the General Assembly of the United Nations.

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Pope Will Meet The Bronx’s Most Unique Soccer Club - Catholic New York

09/16/2015

The world’s most famous futbol fan will meet a group of young futbol players when he visits Our Lady Queen of Angels School in East Harlem next Friday.

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Soccer Brings These Immigrants To Unexpected Places - Global Citizen

09/13/2015

Last Saturday I caught a ride on the 4 train to an ordinary park in the Bronx, where some extraordinary things are happening.

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150 Immigrants And Refugees In New York Will Meet Pope - CNS​

09/08/2015

New York - The fabric of New York is stronger because those on the margins have been given safe shelter, a decent meal and a route out of crisis by the Catholic Church, according to the director of Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of New York, Msgr. Kevin Sullivan.

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Pope To Give Special Blessing To Some Immigrant New Yorkers In East Harlem - CBS New York

09/04/2015

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — Some people will get to do more than just see Pope Francis when he visits New York City later this month. They’ve been selected to receive a special blessing from the pontiff.

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Pope NYC Visit 2015: Immigrants To Be Blessed By Pontiff As A Sign Of Compassion For Struggling Migrants, Charity Says - International Business Times​

09/03/2015

A Dominican and a Pakistani will be among the immigrant New Yorkers who meet and receive a special blessing from Pope Francis during his visit to the Big Apple later this month, Catholic Charities USA announced Thursday.

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Two Dozen New Yorkers Chosen To Meet Pope Francis In September - PIX11

09/03/2015

EAST HARLEM -- From teen soccer players to political refugees from Central America, to students in a tutoring program, a group of a couple dozen people is feeling fortunate now, even though they come from challenging backgrounds.

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Pope Francis To Meet The Refugees Politicians Would Rather Forget - Huffington Post Religion

09/03/2015

NEW YORK -- When local drug gangs tried to force Christian Contreras into their ranks, he fled his home country of Honduras.

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Immigrant women hard at work on altar cloths to be used by Pope Francis during NY visit  - New York Daily News

09/02/2015

Agueda Zavaleta is making sure every stitch is perfect in her latest embroidery project — part of a gift to Pope Francis that she is set to deliver in person.

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Immigrants And Disadvantaged Youth Build The Pope’s Altar Furnishings In New York - Aleteia

09/01/2015

When you’re expecting a visit from the pope, there are three things you must have: an altar for the leader of the Catholic Church to celebrate the central sacrament of the faith, a pulpit from which he can preach the Gospel, and a comfortable place to sit and rest.

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

08/20/2015

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.

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