New Buddhist fraternity and sorority houses at San Diego State will have meditation, and will stress compassion. They'll also have typical Greek activities, like parties — with mindfulness mixed in.
In remarks delivered at the Festival of Families, Pope Francis emphasized the importance of caring for grandparents and children. Earlier in the day, he spoke at Independence Hall.
Pennsylvania Democrat Bob Brady eyed Pope Francis' water during the pontiff's congressional address. When Francis left it, Brady took it, brought it back to his office and drank it.
Pope Francis issued a call for social justice in a speech to world officials gathered at the United Nations on Friday. Degradation of the environment, he argued, hits the poor the hardest.
NPR's Kelly McEvers talks with Peter Neumann, director of the International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation, about the ICSR report detailing the personal accounts of Islamic State defectors.
In truth, no one has ever defined the borderline between respect for religion, which is clearly part of the American culture, and slavish fealty to any given church or creed.
NPR's Sylvia Poggioli has been traveling with the pope all week — averaging three hours of sleep per night. Here's what it's like being among the 76 journalists following Pope Francis.