Pope to be featured on cover of Time
Pope Francis will be on the cover of the Sept. 25 edition of Time.
The cover story about the pontiff's historic trip to the United States is written by Time Editor Nancy Gibbs and religion writer Elizabeth Dias, who is traveling with the Pope aboard his plane, known as "Shepherd One," throughout his visit.
In a news release, Time said the cover photo was taken when the pope arrived at Andrews Air Force Base in Washington.
On the pope's first visit to the U.S., Gibbs and Dias write that "he presented himself as pastor more than righteous prophet… He got so busy taking selfies with school children on his first morning in Washington that he was 20 minutes late to the White House. There, the easy smile that lit his broad features among the children dissolved into a look of distant contemplation as if to say that the Almighty does not make political endorsements. When the Pope closed his remarks with the words, 'God bless America,' it was a prayer, not a boast."
There is a plethora of other news about the papal visit.
One of my favorite stories is Yahoo Tech's story about Pope Francis and social media.
Read it here: Yahoo Tech: "Social media welcomes Pope Francis"
Here are a few others:
From Time: Read the speech Pope Francis gave at the White House: http://ti.me/1iwR9mP
From Catholic News Agency: "Pope Francis to Obama: religious freedom is beyond price"