"The history of the church in this city and state is really a story not about building walls, but about breaking them down."
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NCR Today: NCR solicited the views from a variety of leaders about Pope Francis' powerful speech in the General Assembly Hall at the U.N. in New York City.
Celebrating Mass with some 25,000 people in Madison Square Garden Friday, Pope Francis reflected on the difficulty of living life as a Christian in a big city.
NCR Today: The Vatican has released the official text of the homily by the pope at Madison Square Garden.
Pope Francis encouraged an audience of Catholic school students and immigrants to live with joy and dare to dream.
NCR Today: The Vatican has released the official text of the pope's speech to students in Harlem.
At the United Nations, Pope Francis stressed that future development efforts remember the human face of those they seek to help escape poverty and attain a dignified life.
NCR Today: The Vatican has released the official transcript to the pope's speech at the Ground Zero Memorial.