Past Popes Visit America

Pope Benedict XVI's visit to the U.S. comes after Paul VI and John Paul II.

Papal Visits To The United States

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Pope Paul VI became the first Catholic pontiff to visit the United States in October 1965.

At left, he gives his final blessing to more than 90,000 people who jammed New York's Yankee Stadium in the Bronx. The Mass ended the pope's daylong visit to New York in his quest for world peace, which included a trip to the United Nations.

Click here to read the transcript of this speech from the Vatican's website. (AP Photo)

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