With today being the last day of Pope Francis historic trip to the United States, we have gathered together articles from Times-Tribune and items from our library dealing with the current and previous popes for your reading pleasure. 

From the Times-Tribune Library

Papal visits of Pope Paul VI and Pope Pius IX – September 20, 2015 –  information about the visit of Pope Paul VI to the United States in 1965 and Pope Pius IX visit to the U.S.S Constitution in 1849.

The Pope’s Choir – January 16, 2014  – Articles about the performance of the Vatican Choir in Scranton in 1919.

The Vatican Choir, made of singers from the Sistine Chapel and the Basilicas of St. Peter and St. John Lateran, stand for a photo on the steps of City Hall on N. Washington Ave in Scranton. The choir performed in the city on Oct. 14, 1919. Times-Tribune Archives

The Vatican Choir, made of singers from the Sistine Chapel and the Basilicas of St. Peter and St. John Lateran, stand for a photo on the steps of City Hall on N. Washington Ave in Scranton. The choir performed in the city on Oct. 14, 1919. Times-Tribune Archives

Habemus Papam – March 13, 2013 –  Front pages of the Scranton Times and The Times-Tribune announcing the news of the selection of a new pope.

From the Times-Tribune –

Northeast Pennsylvanians arrive in Philadelphia to see the pope – Sept. 25, 2015 – Brendan Gibbons

Representatives of Scranton Prep traveling to Philadelphia for the papal visit pose for a photo with Chris Kelly's cardboard cutout of Pope Francis at the Allentown rest stop on Thursday, Sept. 24. From left are Prep faculty member Kathleen McKenna and students Emily Jonsson, Megan Siebecker, Kaitlin Walsh, Pat Tully, Liam Seymour, Jimmy Lipko and Mark Nakahara.      Christopher Dolan / Staff Photographer

Representatives of Scranton Prep traveling to Philadelphia for the papal visit pose for a photo with Chris Kelly’s cardboard cutout of Pope Francis at the Allentown rest stop on Thursday, Sept. 24. From left are Prep faculty member Kathleen McKenna and students Emily Jonsson, Megan Siebecker, Kaitlin Walsh, Pat Tully, Liam Seymour, Jimmy Lipko and Mark Nakahara. Christopher Dolan / Staff Photographer

Local students hoping to spread wisdom of pope – Sept. 25, 2015 –  Chris Kelly

Organ used in Papal Mass purchased by Plains Twp. church – Sept. 25, 2015 – Bob Kalinowski

Papal speech to Congress strikes chord at University of Scranton – Sept. 25, 2015 – David Singleton 

Francis Fever – Sept. 20, 2015 –  Chris Kelly (with video)

Our cutout of the Pope and Chris Kelly visit with Monsignor Joseph Kelly, director of the St. Francis of Assisi Kitchen. BOB SANCHUK / STAFF PHOTO

Our cutout of the Pope and Chris Kelly visit with Monsignor Joseph Kelly, director of the St. Francis of Assisi Kitchen. BOB SANCHUK / STAFF PHOTO

Drawn by Pope’s frankness, local prepare for pilgrimage – Brendan Gibbons

Scranton resident attends papal welcome at the White House – Brendan Gibbons 

Blessed by a saint – April 27, 2014 – Sarah Scinto