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Benedict XVI

Pope to meet with homeless, prisoners and immigrants in US

Pope Francis will meet with homeless people, immigrants and prisoners during his upcoming trip to Cuba and the United States and become the first pope to address the U.S. Congress. He'll also preside over a meeting about religious liberty — a major issue for U.S. bishops in the wake of the Supreme Court's gay marriage decision. The Vatican published the itinerary Tuesday for the eagerly awaited Sept. 19-28 visit. Francis added the Cuba leg onto the start of his U.S. trip after helping contribute to the historic thaw in U.S.-Cuba relations. In Cuba, he'll celebrate Mass in Revolution Square in Havana — as both of his immediate predecessors did during their...