Pope Francis Delivers Address To Congress

Appearing at the Speakers Balcony, flanked by a visibly moved House Speaker John Boehner and Vice President Joe Biden, Pope Francis greeted thousands of people who had gathered.

Pope Francis, in an address to a joint meeting of Congress, encouraged lawmakers to work together to solve the problems of ordinary Americans and to show compassion for people across the globe who are suffering from war and hunger.

His message touched on some of the biggest political controversies of our day, — immigration and the migration crisis in Europe, the death penalty, abortion, the arms trade, poverty and religious extremism.

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