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Archbishop William E. Lori meets Pope Francis in Rome, talks Freddie Gray; pontiff prays for Baltimore

Archbishop William E. Lori meets Pope Francis in Rome, talks Freddie Gray; pontiff prays for Baltimore

Archbishop of Baltimore William E. Lori told Pope Francis of the challenges confronting Baltimore during a meeting Thursday at the Vatican, talked about Freddie Gray and asked the pontiff to pray for the city.

Lori, spiritual leader of the region's half-million Catholics, said Francis "listened with great, great attentiveness, offered prayers and showed a great deal of interest in the many efforts going on to address some of the deep and systemic problems in our city."

Lori traveled to Rome with the director of the Knights of Columbus, the fraternal order for Catholic men, for the group's annual...

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