Pope Francis in America

Pope Francis is spending 10 days visiting Cuba and the United States, including a stop at the U.S. Congress, his first visit there since becoming pontiff in 2013.

Amid Pope Francis' first-ever visit to the U.S. this week, some analysts are digging into the books to note the amount of money the American government doles out to Catholic charities every year. (Associated Press)

Catholic Church collects $1.6 billion in U.S. contracts, grants since 2012

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Pope Francis kisses Maria Teresa Heyer, a 1st grade student from the Brooklyn borough of New York, as the pope is greeted by Heyer and other students who gave him gifts as he arrives at John F. Kennedy International Airport Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015, in New York.  (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle, Pool)

Pope Francis beseeches world leaders at U.N. to protect the environment

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This April 12, 2012, file photo shows singer Madonna arriving at Macy's Herald Square to launch her new fragrance in New York. (AP Photo/Evan Agostini, File)

Madonna gives Pope Francis her blessing in Philadelphia

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Sophie Cruz, 5, of suburban Los Angeles reaches to give Pope Francis a letter and t-shirt during a parade in Washington, Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2015. The massive security apparatus protecting Pope Francis on his historic, six-day trip to the U.S. got its first test Wednesday as the 5-year-old girl with a gift for the pontiff made her way through a security barrier and onto his parade route. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, Pool)

Pope Francis' security faces Capitol test after parade incident

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