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Pope Visits Local Church As He Wraps Up His Visit to Washington

Final stop for Pope Francis on the Washington leg of his U.S. visit was St. Patrick’s Church and the Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Washington where a few lucky members of the church got the chance to be in the same room with the visiting Pope.

Covering the pope a marathon for the media

Being a journalist assigned to report on Pope Francis meant a lot of waiting time.

Cummings, GOP Tangle Over Planned Parenthood Spending

Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Baltimore, on Tuesday warned that banning federal funds for Planned Parenthood would cut off vital health care services for low-income Maryland women.

Slideshow: Celebrating Mass with Pope Francis

Washington, D.C., was the first leg of the pope’s three-city tour.

Selling Faith and Buttons

Visitors to the National Mall look to souvenir vendors to capture their experience. And for those visiting Washington in the hopes of seeing Pope Francis could find plenty to take back home as reminders of their visit and the Pope’s trip to America.

Unlike 2013, food aid would stop with another government shutdown

Federal food assistance program has no reserves to hold it over in the event of a government shutdown.

Maryland Lawmakers React to John Boehner’s Surprise Resignation

Maryland representatives weigh in on House Speaker John Boehner’s impending resignation.

Pope’s visit Sparks Maryland Congregations to Push for Climate Legislation

More than 80 congregations throughout the state are standing behind a multi-faith effort to spread climate change awareness and improve Maryland environmental policy.

Pope Francis Asks Americans to Aid the Poor, Save the Planet

The pope’s speech, which had been widely expected to wade into political territory, subtly touched on issues of immigration, climate change, abortion and marriage, weaving them into a narrative about securing a more peaceful and just future.

A Papal Blessing – and High-Fives – Among the Homeless

Pope Francis visits the Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Washington to meet with the homeless and bless their meal.