The pope's debut album, 'Wake Up!', drops on the same day as 'Wake Up' by The Vamps.
Conscientious objection to recognizing same-sex marriages is a "human right," the pope said.
"It means a lot to us to have the blessing from the pope."
Pope calls for stronger "oversight to ensure that youth are protected."
"You could see he was very, very moved," New York's Cardinal Timothy Dolan said.
Cardinal Peter Turkson was once thought to be a contender for the papacy.
Pope Francis urged world leaders to focus their efforts on helping the most vulnerable.
Pope Francis is releasing an album of speeches and chanting set to prog-inspired music. Yes, really.
Dorothy Day, a 20th century socialist and workers' rights activist, is mentioned alongside Lincoln, King.
The first speech to Congress by a pope is replete with calls for unity and kindness toward immigrants and refugees.
Humanity, he said, must "redirect our steps" to avoid catastrophe.
Pope Francis made history on Thursday when he spoke to a joint meeting of Congress.
Members of Women's Ordination Worldwide lay down in the street, blocking the pope's path through the city.
At the school the Pope is visiting, the poorest pay over $31,000 a year, even after scholarships.
Pope Francis continued his tour of Washington, D.C., on Wednesday.
Is it prejudice? Electoral math? Or simple demographics?
The pope said nothing about free speech or human rights during his visit to Cuba.
Taking advantage of the pontiff's visit, Bernie Sanders and Congressional laborers demand a minimum-wage hike.
The pontiff this week will visit New York City, Philadelphia and Washington.