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Pope Francis set to address fractious U.S. Congress

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(Worthy News) - Fresh off his meeting with President Barack Obama, Pope Francis delivers a speech on Thursday to a U.S. Congress led by Republicans who have opposed Obama on issues of importance to the pontiff including climate change and immigration.

Francis, who arrived Tuesday in Washington on a U.S. trip that also will take him to New York and Philadelphia, is set to become the first pope to address a joint meeting of the Senate and House of Representatives at 9:20 a.m. EDT.

The pope is expected to address climate change as well as the need to help migrants fleeing wars, international efforts to resolve conflicts, the U.S. role in helping poorer nations, religious freedom and the "right to life" issues of abortion and euthanasia.

The pope met privately with Obama at the White House on Tuesday, called the Democratic president's efforts against air pollution "encouraging" and said climate change is a problem the world can no longer leave to future generations to address. [ Source ]

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7 thoughts on “Pope Francis set to address fractious U.S. Congress

  1. He's all about global warming. And will push that Agenda....and taking in refugees, immigration. What he should be talking about is ABORTION & SELLING BABY PARTS!! I think the Lord is more interested in THAT than the planet warming (God has that department).

  2. He is NOT a man of God! I do not care to listen to him! What does it matter what he says to congress? He is just a man-NOT God! They should be reading their Bibles and obeying what God says-not what an ordinary man says! This is idol worship pure and simple! It is so foolish to elevate an ordinary man to this level! He wants to push climate change, illegal immigration, and is anti-capitalism! He needs to go back to Rome and stay out of our politics and government!!!

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