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(RNS) Despite the almost universal popularity of Pope Francis, the House of Representatives was unable to muster enough bipartisan support to pass a resolution honoring Francis' election -- nearly 18 months ago.


  1. Shows the lack of vision and limited outlook of some American politicians, especially Republicans. They seem to be totally out of sync with international opinions.

  2. As some have observed, if the GOP has trouble with Pope Francis, just wait until they meet Jesus!

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