Pope Francis will address Congress during U.S. visit

February 5, 2015 4:52 PM

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Pope Francis will address Congress during U.S. visit

Pope Francis will address a joint session in Congress on Sept. 24 during his visit to the United States, House Speaker John Boehner announced Thursday. He will be the first leader of the Catholic Church to do so.

"We are humbled that the Holy Father has accepted our invitation," Boehner said during his weekly press conference. In a follow up statement, he said, "In a time of global upheaval, the Holy Father's message of compassion and human dignity has moved people of all faiths and backgrounds. His teaching...

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