Catholic lawmakers thrilled by upcoming visit of Francis

September 21, 2015 8:26 AM

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WASHINGTON — House Speaker John Boehner has been trying for 20 years to get a pope to come talk to Congress, and now it’s finally happening.

This week’s historic address by Pope Francis to a joint meeting of Congress has lawmakers of all political affiliations and religious backgrounds buzzing. For the many Catholic lawmakers on Capitol Hill, including Republican Boehner and Democrat Pelosi, the occasion carries special significance, eve...

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