During Pope Benedict XVI's first visit to the United States in April, Catholic New World staff photographer Karen Callaway was asked to be among a small group of photographers hired by Catholic News Service to photograph the pontiff. She had privileged access to our Holy Father. Here we take you through the moments she captured with Pope Benedict in prayer at the National Shrine of the Basilica of the Immaculate Conception and during the papal Mass at Washington Nationals Park on April 17.
A man puts final touches on a banner hanging up at Catholic University across from the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception April 15 before the much anticipated arrival of the Pope Benedict VXI.
Photo: Karen Callaway / Catholic New World