Pope Francis challenges Congress to be better

September 25, 2015 4:46 AM

23 0

WASHINGTON: Pope Francis appealed to US lawmakers Thursday to help the poor, do more for suffering migrants around the world and fight climate change, pressing some of his trademark battles in a historic speech to Congress.

A day after meeting with President Barack Obama and enjoying a rapturous welcome from thousands of people on the streets of Washington, Francis became the first pontiff to address a joint session of the Senate and the House of Representatives.

Also read: Why a petulant, erratic Trump may succeed with North Korea

Read more

To category page

Loading...