Pope Francis’ Address to Congress: Entering into Dialogue

francis at congress


Pope Francis’ address to the joint session of Congress was an historical milestone.  His message, not surprisingly, called on Congress and all Americans to be beacons of light and hope, especially for the poor, the elderly, the immigrant, the young – indeed, all God’s people.  He called on all of us to put aside the polarizing stances that we often adopt and work together for the betterment of all people and the environment. Francis invoked four influential Americans in communicating his message: Abraham Lincoln, Martin Luther King, Jr., Dorothy Day and Thomas Merton.  The text of his address, as published by America Media, is linked below.

Leave a comment below telling us what most inspired or challenged you about Francis’s address to Congress.


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One Response to Pope Francis’ Address to Congress: Entering into Dialogue

  1. Dolores Chepiga. SSJ says:

    I am inspired by Pope Francis’s humility and gentleness. His words are clear, uncomplicated, and magneticl…a great leader with a great following! I am so grateful that he spoke against the death penalty, too. Hopefully our whole country will join the 18 states that have no death penalty. Dolores SSJ

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