Pope Francis to visit US churches of history, grandeur and power

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The Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception located on The Catholic University of America campus in Washington, D.C. Photo courtesy of AgnosticPreachersKid via Wikimedia Commons

The Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception located on The Catholic University of America campus in Washington, D.C. Photo courtesy of AgnosticPreachersKid via Wikimedia Commons

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(RNS) He'll make stops at prominent churches that have drawn the faithful and the curious for decades. From the Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle to the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, here are a few of the churches on Pope Francis' itinerary.