Vatican http://ripr.org en Congressman Langevin Witnesses Investiture of Pope Francis http://ripr.org/post/congressman-langevin-witnesses-investiture-pope-francis <p>Rhode Island Congressman Jim Langevin was among the 200,000 people who thronged Vatican City Tuesday for the installation mass of Pope Francis. The Catholic congressman called it one of the most meaningful and spiritual experiences of his life.</p><p>Langevin was part of a congressional delegation that represented the United States at the investiture of Pope Francis.&nbsp; The Rhode Island democrat says he was thrilled and honored to be there.</p> Tue, 19 Mar 2013 19:08:41 +0000 Flo Jonic 12201 at http://ripr.org Congressman Langevin Witnesses Investiture of Pope Francis RI Catholics Honor Retiring Pope with Mass http://ripr.org/post/ri-catholics-honor-retiring-pope-mass <p>A noon mass on Thursday marked the final day of Pope Benedict XVI.&nbsp; It was held at the Cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul.</p> Fri, 01 Mar 2013 13:15:59 +0000 Catherine Welch 11183 at http://ripr.org RI Catholics Honor Retiring Pope with Mass