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Pope's speech to Congress to be broadcast on Washington mall

Pope's speech to Congress in September to be shown on big screens on Washington National Mall

Pope's speech to Congress to be broadcast on Washington mall

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Pope Francis' historic speech to Congress in September will be broadcast on big screens on the National Mall.

That according to House Speaker John Boehner. Boehner says the pontiff wants to make a brief appearance on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol after his speech on Sept. 24.

Jumbotrons typically are used for presidential inaugurations. This arrangement will allow tens of thousands to watch the pope's address to a joint meeting of Congress from the Mall.

The speech marks the first time a pope will address Congress.

The pope will meet with President Barack Obama and make stops in Philadelphia and New York during his visit to the United States.


Updated : 2021-09-25 14:17 GMT+08:00