It’s official: Pope Francis to address Congress in September


Photo by Pete Souza, courtesy of the White House via Flickr

(RNS) President Obama met Pope Francis at the Vatican and Wednesday (Sept. 23) will welcome him to the White HouseOfficial White House Photo by Pete Souza.

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WASHINGTON (RNS) No pope or religious leader who serves as a head of state has ever addressed Congress, according to the U.S. House Historian's Office.