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 this disease, and continue to be the best public steward I can be for the people of this great state.
“I am inspired by the Pope’s words this week: He said that, ‘Service is never ideological, for we do not serve ideas, we serve people.’ Working to make people’s lives better is something I can understand and will continue to put to work in my administration as well as my life.”
— Larry Hogan (@LarryHogan) September 24, 2015
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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.”
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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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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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 […]
Pope Francis addresses a Joint Session of Congress at 9:20 a.m. on Sept. 24th. Watch the video, below: Related:
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 […]