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Pope Francis

Pope Francis Is
Coming to CUA

On Sept. 23, the Holy Father will celebrate an outdoor Mass on the east portico of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception overlooking the University Mall. The event will mark the third time a pope has visited the campus of The Catholic University of America.

  • News of Papal Visit Has Students Abuzz

    Students at CUA are excited about the upcoming September visit of Pope Francis.

  • Design Contest Announced for Papal Furniture

    The leaders of the Archdiocese of Washington, the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, and The Catholic University of America met today with students from CUA’s School of Architecture and Planning to announce a contest for the design of the altar, chair, and ambo to be used by Pope Francis during the canonization Mass of Blessed Junípero Serra on Sept. 23, 2015.

  • Catholic University to Welcome Pope Francis

    The Holy Father will celebrate an outdoor Mass on campus on Sept. 23, 2015.

  • A History of CUA Papal Visits

    Pope Francis' September visit will mark the third time a reigning pope has come to campus.

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  • President Garvey on WAMU-FM

    President John Garvey was interviewed on The Kojo Nnamdi Show on WAMU-FM. He discussed higher education, faith, and social policy issues.

  • Messaging for Pope Francis Visit

    William Mattison, associate professor, theology and religious studies, was quoted in a May 27 National Catholic Register article about Catholic Voices, which is training volunteers in how to present the face of the Catholic Church to the reporters who will cover Pope Francis’s visit to the United States.

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