Pope urges US Congress to react humanely to refugees

September 24, 2015 11:50 PM

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Pope urges US Congress to react humanely to refugees

POPE Francis has challenged America's politicians to defend and preserve the dignity of all Americans, introducing himself as "a son of this great continent" as he became the first pontiff in history to address a joint meeting of Congress.

Entering a House chamber packed with Supreme Court justices, cabinet officials and politicians of both parties, Francis united the often-warring factions before he opened his mouth as the crowd stood to deliver a standing ovation.

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