President Barack Obama shakes hands with Pope Francis after a welcoming speech during the state arrival ceremony on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Sept. 23, 2015.
President Barack Obama and Pope Francis watch onstage as the "Old Guard" fife and drum corps marches past during an official welcome ceremony of the South Lawn at the White House, Sept. 23, 2015.
Crowds wait to see Pope Francis at the White House, Sept. 23, 2015. (Aru Pande/VOA)
U.S. first lady Michelle Obama stands with U.S. bishops and members of President Barack Obama's Cabinet during an arrival ceremony for Pope Francis at the White House, Sept. 23, 2015.