Cross-section of religious life to greet Pope Francis in US

When Pope Francis arrives at the White House at the start his U.S. visit, he will be greeted by a cross-section of American religious life — from leaders of major evangelical groups to liberal Protestants and a Roman Catholic nun who leads bus tours advocating for social justice.
Also present will be a gay Catholic blogger who credits compassionate statements by the pontiff for bringing him back to the church.
Thousands are expected on the South Lawn on Sept. 23 to help President Barack Obama greet Francis as he embarks on a tour through Washington, New York and Philadelphia that will include Masses, meetings with immigrants and speeches to Congress and the United Nations;_ylt=AwrC1zHqafVVjHMAsjbQtDMD;_ylu=X3oDMTByZnU4cmNpBGNvbG8DYmYxBHBvcwM5BHZ0aWQDBHNlYwNzcg–

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