When Pope John Paul II visited Phoenix in September 1987, he was met by thousands of supporters and tribal representatives from across Arizona. He held Mass at Sun Devil Stadium in Tempe. He also rode down Central Avenue in the popemobile. Go to tucson.com/retrotucson to see more photos.
ABOARD THE PAPAL AIRCRAFT — Pope Francis reached out to gays, saying he won’t judge priests for their sexual orientation in a remarkably open and wide-ranging news conference Monday as he returned from his first foreign trip.
VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis on Friday cleared two of the 20th century’s most influential popes to become saints, approving a miracle needed to canonize Pope John Paul II and waiving Vatican rules to honor Pope John XXIII.