WASHINGTON (AP) _ Bishops are gathered at the Cathedral of St. Matthew, to pray with Pope Francis. The cathedral holds about 1,000 people.
The cathedral is best known as the site where Washington mourned the death of the first Catholic president, John F. Kennedy. He is memorialized with a marble plaque in the cathedral floor at the site of the 35th president's funeral.
The parish dates to 1840 as the fourth Catholic church established in the District of Columbia.