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Pope Francis addresses a joint meeting of Congress today, making history as the first pontiff to do so. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
Pope Francis addresses a joint meeting of Congress today, making history as the first pontiff to do so. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
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Pope Francis stood before a joint session of Congress Thursday — the first time a pontiff has done so — and issued a call for unity to the nation's most polarized governing body. He spoke powerfully about immigration, the death penalty and climate change.

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WBUR: 'I Am Convinced That We Can Make A Difference,' Pope Tells Congress

  • "Pope Francis, in an address to a joint meeting of Congress, encouraged lawmakers to work together to solve the problems of ordinary Americans and to show compassion for people across the globe who are suffering from war and hunger."

This segment aired on September 24, 2015.

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