Pope to Congress: See The Faces of Immigrants, Hear Their Stories

September 24, 2015 3:06 PM

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Pope to Congress: See The Faces of Immigrants, Hear Their Stories

WASHINGTON, DC -- In the chamber where bipartisan immigration reform legislation came to a screeching halt, Pope Francis told members of Congress to view those who travel north for a better life "as persons, seeing their faces and listening to their stories …"

And he wasn't quite done in showing where he stood on the anti-immigrant fervor that has heightened as the country's 2016 presidential elections have kicked in: he spoke and prayed in Spanish from a Capitol balcony where he greeted throngs gathered on its West Lawn.

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