Pope Francis turns down Congress leaders' invitation to lunch to honor D.C. homeless

September 24, 2015 3:09 PM

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Pope Francis is putting his beliefs where his mouth is and turning down the chance to sit down and break bread with Congressional leaders for a far more appealing lunchtime companion – D.C.’s homeless.

Sometimes referred to as “the slum pope” for his love of and work with the most impoverished, Francis is headed to the Charitable Center of St. Patrick’s Parish after his historic address to a joint meeting of the U.S. Congress instead of accepting an invitation to a luncheon by House Speaker John B...

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