A Papal Political Odyssey, From Antichrist to Guest of Honor

It wasn’t that long ago that the pope would not have received a warm welcome on Capitol Hill.

A District of Columbia Department of Transportation worker hangs the Vatican flag on Pennsylvania Avenue in front of the White House in preparations for Pope Francis's first official visit to the United States. Pope Francis will be arriving in Washington on Tuesday, and then will visit New York and Philadelphia.
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