Someday, White House event organizers will be able to tell their grandchildren about this week.
But for now, they just have to get through it — with loads of energy and grace.
Staffers spent the first half of the week preparing for a visit from Pope Francis, who pulled up in a little Fiat. Now they are switching their focus to that most formal of Washington events: a state dinner. This one will honor Chinese President Xi Jinping.