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Pope Francis Arriving At Andrews ‘Air’ Base (Met by Obama) & Staying At The Apostolic Nunciature In D.C.

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Apostolic Nunciature, D.C.

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>> Pope staying at Seminary as predicted in book.

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The book has a LOT to say about the Nunciature. Check it out.


Presidents have met prior popes at airports. Regan met John Paul II twice at airports in Alaska — when both of them were enroute, by plane.

George W. Bush welcomed Benedict XVI at Andrews on April 15, 2008.

Obama is emulating that though it is NOT the norm for a president to greet an arriving pope or Head of State at the airport.

List of the prior Pope-U.S. President meetings. It is FROM the book.

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All Of Pope Francis’ Homilies During U.S. Visit Will Be In Spanish!

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>> Pope Francis’ U.S. Visit — THE book.
>> Catholic statistics for U.S. per Vatican.
>> Pope Francis to stay at St. Charles Borromeo Seminary.
>> ‘Vine Voice’ Amazon review of Pope Francis book.

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Many Americans are going to be confused and confounded by this.

Many U.S. Catholics, including those with even recent European lineage, seem to think that all popes habitually speak English — even in private, at the Vatican! I kid you not. You will be surprised the number of Americans who will be aghast if I told them that Pope John Paul II ONLY spoke English, quite credibly, in public, when he had to and that he primarily spoke Italian, Polish, Spanish and even some Latin in and around the Vatican. [You really should read this post from 2011 as to Pope John Paul II, his deathbed request and the language involved.]

His words will be translated, on-the-fly, to English by an Interpreter. How that will play out, especially on TV, will be interesting to see. I hope that they will think about English subtitles for the TV broadcast. I think the people will like to hear the pope’s voice … rather than that of an interpreter.

The pope plans to speak in English at the White House and during his address to Congress. Appears he has been practicing his English. He spoke in English, earlier in the year, during his visit to Sri Lanka. It was a bit strained and at times difficult to follow and you can tell that the pope was NOT enjoying it. Benedict XVI, though not a natural, was better — and he made you realize how well John Paul II, a very gifted and talented man, spoke English. Here … listen to the Pope, speaking English, upon arriving in Sri Lanka. You can understand him …

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Click to access YouTube video. The pope starts speaking around the 42 minute mark. OK?


From THE book about Francis’ preference for Spanish.
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First part of Pope Francis’ U.S. itinerary from “Pope Francis’ U.S. Visit 2015“.

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Pope Francis, Ahead Of U.S. Visit, Makes Scathing Remarks Re. Same-Sex Marriage & ‘Logic of Profits’.

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>> Pope Francis’ U.S. Visit — THE book.
>> Catholic statistics for U.S. per Vatican.
>> Pope Francis to stay at St. Charles Borromeo Seminary.
>> ‘Vine Voice’ Amazon review of Pope Francis book.

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Use this link to access original at the ‘Vatican Information Service’ (VIS).



To be honest there is NOTHING new here. Pope Francis, if anything,
is being very consistent as to his vehement opposition to
same-sex marriage and is deep-seated opposition
to what he sees as ‘capitalism‘.

I cover all of this in my book about Pope Francis’
September visit to the U.S.
Pope Francis’ U.S. Visit — 2015: A Guide For The Curious”

Here is an extract. Click to ENLARGE and read.

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Vatican Publishes Catholic Statistics For The U.S. Ahead Of Pope Francis’ Visit — Consistent With Those In Book.

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>> Pope Francis’ U.S. Visit — THE book.
>> Pope Francis to stay at St. Charles Borromeo Seminary.
>> ‘Vine Voice’ Amazon review of Pope Francis book.

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It has now become customary for the Vatican to publish these
Catholic statistics for the host country
ahead of each papal visit.

They typically tend to be slightly optimistic
and about 9 to 18 months out-of-date

— given that they insist on using numbers that they maintain in Rome
as opposed to those available directly from the country.

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The equivalent numbers from my book
Pope Francis’ U.S. Visit — 2015: A Guide For The Curious“.
It is available from Amazon (worldwide) as an eBook
(that can be read on ANY device) for 99 cents.
A paperback, for $7.50, is also available.

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Pope Francis Staying At St. Charles Borromeo Seminary Just As I Predicted In My Book.

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>> Pope Francis’ U.S. Visit — THE book.
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Use book cover icon above to access book or click here.

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Click to access original coverage from Philadelphia’s ‘6 ABC’ Action News.


A picture of St. Charles Borromeo Seminary, also from the book.

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So, do YOU know the other two ‘popes‘ that have stayed at St. Charles Borromeo Seminary? It is interesting. Yes, it is in THE book.

So this is where Pope Francis will be when he is visiting Philadelphia. What about when he is in Washington, D.C. and New York City. Yes, that is in the book too.

For 99 cents you can’t go wrong.