Pope Francis Implores Congress to Accept Immigrants as their Own

Marc Fisher and Ed O’Keefe of The Washington Post report that Pope Francis, in history’s first papal address to Congress, urged politicians to welcome immigrants, combat climate change, and move past partisan gridlock. Francis, who only mentioned more controversial issues like same-sex marriage and abortion in passing, wrapped his message in traditional Roman Catholic teachings, and praised America’s rich history of social justice advocates. “Each son or daughter of a given country has a mission, a personal and social responsibility,” the Pope told Congress. “Your own responsibility as members of Congress is to enable this country, by your legislative activity, to grow as a nation.”

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