HuffPost Live's Deep Dive Into The Pope's U.S. Visit

Host Caroline Modarressy-Tehrani breaks down all things papal.

During Pope Francis' historic visit to the United States this week, HuffPost Live wanted to dig a little deeper to learn more about the pontiff's background, understand his politics and discuss the significance of the trip as it's continued. Check out the five-part series below.


Victor Matheson: Professor of economics, College of the Holy Cross

Dan Bongino: Former Secret Service agent; Author, Life Inside the Bubble

Nicholas Casale: Former head of counterterrorism, MTA; former NYPD detective

Katie Zwetzig: Executive director, Verified Volunteers



Suzan Johnson Cook: Former U.S. Ambassador at Large for International Religious Freedom, The Obama Administration

Mary C. Curtis: Contributor, The Washington Post

Dr. Francis Hittinger: Professor of Catholic Studies, University of Tulsa



Hon. Francis Rooney: Former U.S. Ambassador to the Holy See; Author, The Global Vatican

Father Drew Christiansen: Senior research fellow, Berkley Center for Religion, Peace and World Affairs; Distinguished Professor of Ethnics and Global Development, Georgetown University

Rev. Paul Raushenbush: HuffPost Executive Religion Editor



Newt Gingrich: Former Speaker of the House

Father Gustavo Morello, SJ: Assistant professor and Jesuit, Boston College



Robert F. Kennedy Jr.: President of Waterkeeper Alliance; Senior attorney for NRDC

Paul Elie: Senior fellow, Berkley Center for Religion, Peace and World Affairs at Georgetown University

Mick McCarthy: Executive director of Ignatian Center for Jesuit Education, Santa Clara University

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