Published on Sep 24, 2015
Pope Francis Makes Passionate Speech on Capitol Hill. Pope Francis Address to Joint Meeting of Congress. Il discorso integrale di Papa Francesco al Congresso degli Stati Uniti. Dall’immigrazione alla pena di morte, tanti i temi affrontati dal Pontefice nel suo storico intervento. Pope Francis addressed a joint meeting of Congress, the first pontiff in history to address both chambers. Pope Francis speech puts Congress on defensive over immigration, climate and more. Pope Francis makes historic address to US Congress. Pope Francis has become the first pontiff to address a joint meeting of the US Congress, where he received a warm welcome from more than 500 lawmakers, justices and officials.
He was greeted at the US Capitol by Speaker of the House John Boehner, who is Catholic, and then entered the chamber to thunderous applause.
He began his speech by warning of the dangers of “ideological extremism”.
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