Photo Essay: Holy Hill

Megan Yoder

Washington, DC, practically shut down from Sept. 22 to 24 in anticipation of Pope Francis’ high profile visit. Roads closed to make way for his motorcade as he visited the White House, Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle, the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, the Capitol, St. Patrick’s church and the Catholic Charities headquarters. The pope’s address to Congress on Sept. 24 drew supporters, critics, and observers alike. His repeated calls to action in support of moral and social issues led many to use the visit as a platform to express support for a variety of causes.

Hundreds gathered on the National Mall to rally in support of Pope Francis’ anticipated remarks on climate change.