Pope Francis has become the first Pontiff ever to address the Congress.
According to details, Pope Francis who is on a 6-day visit to the U.S.A has addressed the Congress today. He urged that the United States should not turn its back on incoming migrants, and should not reject the victimization of religious and ethnic minorities, and to save the planet from climate change, citing Scripture and the nation’s founding ideals in a historic address to Congress today on September 24, Thursday.
Pope Francis, is the first-ever pontiff to address a joint meeting of Congress. A packed chamber of lawmakers watched him speaking at this occasion along with thousands of people who gathered outside the Capitol to follow the speech on big screens erected on the National Mall.
The Pope did not admonish the U.S. lawmakers, as previously he used tough words on political topics at the White House on Wednesday, September 23. Pope Francis, also asked the U.S. lawmakers to wage an unvarying battle against poverty and to ensure the wealth of the world is justifiably shared and used to create jobs.
During this address, Pope Francis over and over again couched politically troublesome issues in U.S. and the public life in the context of the teachings of the Bible. He kept on insisting that the values of American heroes, including Abraham Lincoln and Martin Luther King, to be followed by his audience.
At the same time, Pope Francis also referred to conventional Catholic priorities like opposition to same-sex marriage and abortion currently in discussion in the U.S. Pope Francis also argued that the believers also have a duty to look into and take action over other politically contentious social issues, like opposing the death penalty and forging a more equitable society to benefit those “trapped in a cycle of poverty.”