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House leader invites Pope Francis to Congress

House Speaker invites Pope Francis to address joint meeting of Congress

House leader  invites Pope Francis to Congress

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The leader of the U.S. House of Representatives has invited Pope Francis to address a joint meeting of Congress.

Speaker John Boehner says in a statement that the pope has inspired millions with his pastoral manner and servant leadership.

The speaker says he had extended an open and formal invitation to the pontiff.

In his statement, Boehner highlights the pope's call for the protection of the most vulnerable -- the ailing, disadvantaged, "impoverished and the unborn."


Updated : 2021-08-06 02:28 GMT+08:00