Pope Asks for Prayers

Pope Francis reaches to bless a baby during his general audience in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican Sept. 16. (CNS photo/Paul Haring) See POPE-AUDIENCE Sept. 16, 2015.

Pope has high hopes for his ‘mission’ to Cuba-U.S., asks for prayers By Carol Glatz Catholic News Service

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis asked for prayers for his trip to Cuba and the United States, calling it “a mission” he had high hopes for.

He said while the main purpose of his 10th apostolic journey abroad, Sept. 19-28, was to attend the World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia, he also highlighted his planned visit to the United Nations in New York as it marked its 70th anniversary. (For the complete article go to: http://www.catholicnews.com/services/englishnews/2015/pope-has-high-hopes-for-his-mission-to-cuba-and-us.cfm )