Pope Francis accepts invitation to address Congress on Sept. 24

February 5, 2015 6:24 PM

5 1

House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) announced Thursday that Pope Francis would visit the U.S. Capitol on Sept. 24 and become the first head of the Roman Catholic Church to address a joint session of Congress.

"It will be a historic visit, and we are truly grateful that Pope Francis has accepted our invitation," Boehner said in a statement.

Read more

To category page