Reflections at the Intersection of American History, Religion, Politics, and Academic Life
Tuesday, September 8, 2015
Pope Francis's Visit in Historical Context
If you haven't heard, Pope Francis will be visiting the United States later this month. In order to place his visit in historical context, Newsweek is running a piece on the history of papal visits to the United States.
Only three Popes have ever visited the United States. Paul VI was here for one day in 1965. John Paul II made seven visits between 1979-1999. Benedict XXIII made a five-day visit in 2008.