Friday, February 6, 2015

Pope Francis To Address Congress During U.S. Trip, Boehner Says

Pope Francis will be the first pontiff to address a joint meeting of Congress, House Speaker John Boehner said Thursday.

Francis will address lawmakers on Sept. 24, Boehner said, as part of his first papal visit to the United States.

"We're humbled that the Holy Father has accepted our invitation and certainly look forward to receiving his message on behalf of the American people," the Ohio Republican told reporters.

In addition to his trip to Capitol Hill, Francis plans to travel to Philadelphia for the World Meeting of Families as well as to New York to visit the United Nations.

More:  http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2015/02/05/384065953/pope-francis-to-address-congress-during-u-s-trip-boehner-says

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