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Pope Talks Politics In First Papal Visit To Congress

Pope Francis addresses a joint meeting of the U.S. Congress in the House Chamber of the U.S. Capitol.  (Win McNamee/Getty Images)
Pope Francis addresses a joint meeting of the U.S. Congress in the House Chamber of the U.S. Capitol. (Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Accepting an invitation by Speaker of the House John Boehner, Pope Francis started his second day in the U.S. as the first pope to speak to Congress in U.S. history.

He touched on topics like immigration, the refugee crisis in Europe and climate change. Some lawmakers have made clear that his words may not influence their stances on such issues.

NPR congressional reporter Sue Davis joins Here & Now’s Robin Young from The U.S. Capitol.

Guest

  • Sue Davis, congressional reporter for NPR. She tweets @davisusan.

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