Preparing for the U.S. visit: Catholic Voices interviews
The Pope flies today from Santiago de Cuba to Washington D.C. for his five-day U.S. visit. We have prepared a series of podcasts by Austen Ivereigh, who was in Chicago and Philadelphia in the last week of August, to prepare for the trip.
Austen first talked to Fr Manuel Dorantes who will be assisting the Vatican spokesman, Fr Federico Lombardi, in the press conferences during the trip: interview
He then spoke to the ‘Pope editor' of the Philadelphia Inquirer, Nancy Albritton, as well as the newspaper’s veteran religion reporter, David O’Reilly, about the stories in advance of the Pope reaching that city: interviews
Finally, Austen reflects on the issue of immigration and the increasingly Hispanic component of the U.S. Church in advance of the first visit by a ‘Latino’ pope: podcast