Bethesda Catholic School Students Wowed by Pope Francis (VIDEO)

There were thousands of people at the papal parade in Washington, D.C. today and along the route were dozens of middle school students from Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic School in Bethesda. Watch their reaction to the historic event in this MyMCMedia Extra:

Mother Seton Pastor Remembers Meeting Pope John Paul II (VIDEO)

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In this MyMCMedia Extra video, Pastor Fangmeyer recalls meeting Pope John Paul II.

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Montgomery County Residents Flock to D.C. For Pope's Visit (VIDEO)

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Montgomery County residents were among the thousands who flocked to Washington, D.C. in hopes of seeing Pope Francis. MyMCMedia’s Sonya Burke reports it was a “mission of love.”

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At Papal Mass Leventhal Says "Pope Speaks With Conviction"

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Montgomery County Council President George Leventhal attended the papal mass on Sept. 23 at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. Leventhal, along with wife Soraia, said Pope Francis speaks with conviction and added he “loved” to hear his remarks in Spanish. “As someone who is not Catholic, I’m moved and impressed that […]

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Rep. John Delaney: "Pope's Message is Bigger Than Politics"

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When Pope Francis addressed a joint meeting of Congress, he became the first Pope to speak in the House Chamber. After the Pope’s historic speech, Congressman John Delaney released a statement, noting that “the Pope’s message is bigger than politics.” Read Delaney’s entire statement, below: “Pope Francis delivered a message of compassion, unity and hope […]

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Maryland Governor Larry Hogan Meets with Pope Francis (PHOTO)


Maryland Governor Larry Hogan met with Pope Francis today and received a blessing. “It was an incredible honor to meet His Holiness Pope Francis today in Washington and receive his blessings on behalf of all cancer patients,” Hogan said. “My faith, like the faith of countless other patients like me, gives me strength to defeat […]

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Local Church Takes Pilgrimage to the Papal Parade (VIDEO)

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The day began early for parishioners at Saint Michael the Archangel in Silver Spring on Wednesday. The crowd filled the church at six a.m. then traveled to Washington D.C. to see Pope Francis greeting thousands of people. “Coming here and just enjoying being Catholic and getting to see the leader of our church and just […]

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Watch Pope Francis Visit to St. Patrick's Church (VIDEO)

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Pope Francis visits St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in D.C. and Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Washington at 11:15 a.m. on Sept. 24th. Watch the video, below: Related:

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Senator Mikulski Serves on Papal Escort Committee During Pope's Address to Congress

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U.S. Senator Barbara A. Mikulski (D-Md.) said today that she is among a bipartisan, bicameral group of Members of Congress who will serve on a Papal Escort Committee during Pope Francis’s historic address to a Joint Session of Congress. Prior to the Pope’s address, Senator Mikulski and members of the Papal Escort Committee will greet […]

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Watch Pope Francis Address Joint Session of Congress (VIDEO)

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Pope Francis addresses a Joint Session of Congress at 9:20 a.m. on Sept. 24th. Watch the video, below: Related:

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"Pray for Me" Asks Pope Francis to President of Georgetown Prep (VIDEO)

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As Pope Francis greeted well wishers outside the Apostolic Nunciature, he asked the President of Georgetown Prep to pray for him. The special moment was captured on video. Take a look: Fr. Pilarz, Georgetown Prep's president, greeted Pope Francis outside the Apostolic Nunciature this morning. "Pray for me," Pope Francis said. "Don't forget." Posted by […]

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Sonya Burke

About Sonya Burke

Sonya Burke is the Multimedia Manager at Montgomery Community Media (MCM). You can email story ideas at or reach her on Twitter @SonyaNBurke.


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