Pope Francis’ Historic 2015 Visit to the United States

Pope Francis
Pope Francis

 

A Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania-based company, American Mint carries an extensive inventory of collectible coins, medals, and die-cast models. Among American Mint’s sought after offerings is a commemorative coin that celebrates the historic visit Pope Francis paid to the United States in 2015. Layered with 24 karat gold, the coin is a wide 2.75 inches in diameter and priced at less than $5.

Pope Francis’ highly anticipated trip to the United States began with his arrival in Washington, DC, where he met with President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden. He subsequently became the first Pope ever to address the US Congress and he focused his message on the duty legislative officials have in caring for ordinary people. He also found time to canonize Junipero Serra, a respected California missionary from the Spanish colonial era.

Next stopping in New York City, Pope Francis paid a visit to the 9/11 memorial and spoke of the importance of never forgetting those who had lost their lives in the tragic event that unfolded there. He made a memorable appearance before the UN General Assembly, emphasizing the importance of valuing the earth and the people who live on it over pursuit of money.