Miami - Catholic Church’s current leader, Pope Francis, has arrived in the United States after visiting Cuba. On his second day in Washington DC, the Pope spoke in front of hundreds of members of the US Congress.
Miami – Catholic Church’s current leader, Pope Francis, has arrived in the United States after visiting Cuba. On his second day in Washington DC, the Pope spoke in front of hundreds of members of the US Congress.
Pope Francis arrived on the morning of September 24, at the House of Representatives’ chamber at 10:00 am local time amongst cheers and applause. Greeted by US leaders such as Secretary of State, John Kerry, and Speaker of the House, John Boehner, the religious leader took the stand center stage.
His live speech addressed a variety of subjects including freedom, tolerance, economy, peace, justice, business prosperity, as well as climatic change that is affecting nations worldwide.
His speech is being received with standing ovations and applause. He focused his words of inspiration quoting several historic personalities who have promoted the good of mankind.
Mentioning the vital role of the United States in achieving positive changes worldwide, Pope Francis delivers his speech at the Joint Session of Congress, being the first Pope in history to ever address the nation in this form.
The Pope has been speaking for nearly an hour, while a reported 50,000 people have gathered outside of the Capitol building in his support since the break of dawn on Thursday.
Expressing his gratitude and reiterating the importance of family as an institution, the Pope also touches on youth and its problems. His message of unity and peace is reaching millions across the nation.
He concluded his speech remembering US leaders such as Abraham Lincoln, Martin Luther King, Jr. and Dorothy Day.
He desires that the spirit of the patrimony of the United States continues to grow in a nation that has sheltered so many people from around the world.
The Pope reminded Congress that the US has been built by immigrants and the American continent is not scared of foreigners, alluding to refugees and those in need.
This speech crowns his visit in the US capital city. Later today he will be arriving in New York City to address the United Nations in its General Assembly.
Pope Francis American journey of six days is the first of the Pontifex and will culminate in Philadelphia as he has personally noted to Congress.