Pope Francis Says He Wants To Address Joint Session Of Congress, Republicans Should Be Terrified

by JAMESON PARKER – Pope Francis is expected to visit the United States later this year, and while in Washington he plans to address a joint session of Congress. It’s surely unwelcomed news for many on the right. Archbishop Bernardito Auza told reporters that the Pope was eager to meet with lawmakers in Washington and hopes to address them in a speech from the Capitol. “And we might say really the highlight of the Washington visit might be his speech to the joint-meeting of Congress, so the Senate and the House of Representatives,” Auza reportedly said. The details of his speech are still unknown, but there is little love lost between the Pope and the conservative right who find themselves increasingly opposed to some of the Catholic leader’s progressive stances. As late as last March, Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) was publicly inviting the Pope to speech in Washington, but much has...

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