Pope Begins Historic Speech to US Congress

September 24, 2015 2:48 PM

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Pope Begins Historic Speech to US Congress

Washington, United States: Pope Francis, while speaking to the US Congress today, called for global vigilance against fundamentalism of all kinds, but warned a "delicate balance" must be struck between fighting extremists and preserving religious freedoms.

"We know that no religion is immune from forms of individual delusion or ideological extremism. This means that we must be especially attentive to every type of fundamentalism, whether religious or of any other kind," the Pope told US lawmakers.

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