During his very exciting trip to the United States, Pope Francis will make history as the first Roman Catholic leader to a joint session of congress. Click inside to watch LIVE!
Pope Francis, 78, has a very busy schedule for his first-ever week in America. While visiting Washington, D.C., Pope Francis will stand in front of the Senate and House of Representatives to deliver what is sure to be a powerful speech and truly historical moment.
Watch the above live stream to see Pope Francis address congress for the very first time on Thursday, September 24 at 10am ET. If the embedded video isn’t working, CLICK HERE.
Pope Francis began his first visit to the United States on September 23 with a grand welcoming ceremony at the White House, and a meeting with President Obama. It was an amazing, historic sight to see; he’s only the third pope to meet with a sitting president! President Obama and Pope Francis stood tall in front of an adoring crowd, as a military band honored them with both the Vatican anthem, and the Star Spangled Banner. So moving!
The two leaders both made stirring speeches, with President Obama speaking about the positive impact the pope has made on the world — and Pope Francis advocating for gay marriage, and the need to address climate change! Amazing. He continued his day with a mesmerizing ride around the National Mall in the popemobile, waving to crowds of loyal followers — and even stopping to kiss a few babies!
If you would like to check out the Pope’s schedule for his trip to the U.S., you can see his D.C. schedule HERE, his Philadelphia schedule HERE, and his NYC schedule HERE. It’s going to be a fun week for the Pope!
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— Lauren Cox