Pope Francis speaks to journalists aboard the papal flight from Seoul, South Korea, to Rome Aug. 18 (CNS photo/Paul Haring).

Resources for the Media

The editors of America are available for interviews during the papal visit. To request an interview, please email Dan Pawlus at [email protected] or call him at 212-515-0118.

From the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops

Glossary of Catholic Terms

How to Cover the Catholic Church

How to Cover the Catholic Mass

Guidelines for Televising the Liturgy

St. Patrick’s Cathedral

The exterior of St. Patrick's Cathedral, in February 2014 (Photo by Ashley McKinless)

The exterior of St. Patrick’s Cathedral, in February 2014 (Photo by Ashley McKinless)

When Pope Francis enters St. Patrick’s Cathedral on Sept. 24 for evening prayer, the last of the scaffolding from the church’s three-year restoration will have come done, the stained glass windows and soaring exterior spires scrubbed clean. In 2014 America had the opportunity to go behind the scenes to photograph the renovation projects and learn about the history that has been uncovered in the process.