Pope Francis Visits Washington D.C.

Popemobile Parade Held For Pope Francis Following White House Visit

I had the pleasure of photographing two events during Pope Francis’ visit to Washington, D.C. for Bloomberg News. First was the parade around the Ellipse following his visit to the White House and then I covered his address to a joint meeting of Congress.

The Pope called for Americans to do more to fight poverty, curb climate change and help immigrants. His visit to the United States runs through Sept. 27, and features stops in Washington, New York and Philadelphia.

Spectators stand in line at a security checkpoint to wait to get a glimpse of Pope Francis to pass by in his “popemobile,” as he is driven on the streets around the Ellipse, south of the White House in Washington, District of Columbia, U.S., on Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2015.  Credit: Pete Marovich/Bloomberg

Spectators stand in line at a security checkpoint to wait to get a glimpse of Pope Francis to pass by in his “popemobile,” as he is driven on the streets around the Ellipse, south of the White House in Washington, District of Columbia, U.S., on Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2015. Credit: Pete Marovich/Bloomberg

A TSA agent shouts to spectators standing in line at a security checkpoint to see Pope Francis, that the wooden sticks that are attached to Vatican flags that they just purchased will not be allowed past the checkpoint in Washington, District of Columbia, U.S., on Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2015.  Credit: Pete Marovich/Bloomberg

A TSA agent shouts to spectators standing in line at a security checkpoint to see Pope Francis, that the wooden sticks that are attached to Vatican flags that they just purchased will not be allowed past the checkpoint in Washington, District of Columbia, U.S., on Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2015. Credit: Pete Marovich/Bloomberg

Spectators wait to get a glimpse of Pope Francis as he is driven on the streets around the Ellipse, south of the White House in Washington, District of Columbia, U.S., on Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2015.  Credit: Pete Marovich/Bloomberg

Spectators wait to get a glimpse of Pope Francis as he is driven on the streets around the Ellipse, south of the White House in Washington, District of Columbia, U.S., on Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2015. Credit: Pete Marovich/Bloomberg

Spectators wait to get a glimpse of Pope Francis as he is driven on the streets around the Ellipse, south of the White House in Washington, District of Columbia, U.S., on Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2015.  Credit: Pete Marovich/Bloomberg

Spectators wait to get a glimpse of Pope Francis as he is driven on the streets around the Ellipse, south of the White House in Washington, District of Columbia, U.S., on Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2015. Credit: Pete Marovich/Bloomberg

Spectators purchase merchandise as they wait to get a glimpse of Pope Francis to pass by in his “popemobile,” as he is driven on the streets around the Ellipse, south of the White House in Washington, District of Columbia, U.S., on Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2015.  Credit: Pete Marovich/Bloomberg

Spectators purchase merchandise as they wait to get a glimpse of Pope Francis to pass by in his “popemobile,” as he is driven on the streets around the Ellipse, south of the White House in Washington, District of Columbia, U.S., on Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2015. Credit: Pete Marovich/Bloomberg

A spectator takes a nap while waiting to get a glimpse of Pope Francis as he is driven on the streets around the Ellipse, south of the White House in Washington, District of Columbia, U.S., on Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2015.  Credit: Pete Marovich/Bloomberg

A spectator takes a nap while waiting to get a glimpse of Pope Francis as he is driven on the streets around the Ellipse, south of the White House in Washington, District of Columbia, U.S., on Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2015. Credit: Pete Marovich/Bloomberg

A man on Constitution Aveune listens to the Pope over a loudspeaker as he addresses a ceremony at the White House in Washington, District of Columbia, U.S., on Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2015.  Credit: Pete Marovich/Bloomberg

A man on Constitution Aveune listens to the Pope over a loudspeaker as he addresses a ceremony at the White House in Washington, District of Columbia, U.S., on Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2015. Credit: Pete Marovich/Bloomberg

Spectators cheer for Pope Francis as he passes by in his “popemobile,” as he is driven on the streets around the Ellipse, south of the White House in Washington, District of Columbia, U.S., on Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2015.  Credit: Pete Marovich/Bloomberg

Spectators cheer for Pope Francis as he passes by in his “popemobile,” as he is driven on the streets around the Ellipse, south of the White House in Washington, District of Columbia, U.S., on Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2015. Credit: Pete Marovich/Bloomberg

A man from the Los Angeles chapter of Bible Believers (left) and an fan of Pope Francis clash in a war of words following a short parade where Pope Francis was driven on the streets around the Ellipse, south of the White House in Washington, District of Columbia, U.S., on Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2015.  Credit: Pete Marovich/Bloomberg

A man from the Los Angeles chapter of Bible Believers (left) and an fan of Pope Francis clash in a war of words following a short parade where Pope Francis was driven on the streets around the Ellipse, south of the White House in Washington, District of Columbia, U.S., on Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2015. Credit: Pete Marovich/Bloomberg

Vice President Joe Biden looks on as Speaker of the House John Boehner shows that he has a handkerchief ready for any tears he may shed as Pope Francis speaks to a joint meeting of Congress at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, District of Columbia, U.S., on Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015. Credit: Pete Marovich/Bloomberg

Vice President Joe Biden looks on as Speaker of the House John Boehner shows that he has a handkerchief ready for any tears he may shed as Pope Francis speaks to a joint meeting of Congress at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, District of Columbia, U.S., on Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015. Credit: Pete Marovich/Bloomberg

Pope Francis enters the chamber of the House of Representatives as he continues his six-day U.S. tour speaking to a joint meeting of Congress at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, District of Columbia, U.S., on Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015. Credit: Pete Marovich/Bloomberg

Pope Francis enters the chamber of the House of Representatives as he continues his six-day U.S. tour speaking to a joint meeting of Congress at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, District of Columbia, U.S., on Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015. Credit: Pete Marovich/Bloomberg

Pope Francis is acknowledged as he arrives in the chamber of the House of Representatives to speak to a joint meeting of Congress at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, District of Columbia, U.S., on Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015. Credit: Pete Marovich/Bloomberg

Pope Francis is acknowledged as he arrives in the chamber of the House of Representatives to speak to a joint meeting of Congress at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, District of Columbia, U.S., on Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015. Credit: Pete Marovich/Bloomberg

A woman clutches her rosary as Pope Francis speaks to a joint meeting of Congress at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, District of Columbia, U.S., on Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015. Credit: Pete Marovich/Bloomberg

A woman clutches her rosary as Pope Francis speaks to a joint meeting of Congress at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, District of Columbia, U.S., on Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015. Credit: Pete Marovich/Bloomberg

Pope Francis continued his six-day U.S. tour speaking to a joint meeting of Congress at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, District of Columbia, U.S., on Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015. The Pope called for Americans to do more to fight poverty, curb climate change and help immigrants. Credit: Pete Marovich/Bloomberg

Pope Francis continued his six-day U.S. tour speaking to a joint meeting of Congress at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, District of Columbia, U.S., on Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015. The Pope called for Americans to do more to fight poverty, curb climate change and help immigrants. Credit: Pete Marovich/Bloomberg

Pope Francis speaks to a joint meeting of Congress at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, District of Columbia, U.S., on Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015. Credit: Pete Marovich/Bloomberg

Pope Francis speaks to a joint meeting of Congress at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, District of Columbia, U.S., on Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015. Credit: Pete Marovich/Bloomberg

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