Pope Francis blesses a child as he arrives for the weekly general audience in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican, Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2015. Hundreds of thousands are expected to try to get a glimpse of the pontiff when he visits Washington, New York and Philadelphia starting Tuesday.
Pope Francis blesses a child as he arrives for the weekly general audience in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican, Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2015. Hundreds of thousands are expected to try to get a glimpse of the pontiff when he visits Washington, New York and Philadelphia starting Tuesday. Gregorio Borgia AP
Pope Francis blesses a child as he arrives for the weekly general audience in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican, Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2015. Hundreds of thousands are expected to try to get a glimpse of the pontiff when he visits Washington, New York and Philadelphia starting Tuesday. Gregorio Borgia AP

Pope Francis will find pomp and politics in Washington

September 18, 2015 1:17 PM