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Speaker Boehner invites Pope Francis to address Congress

Mar 13, 2014 - 01:40 pm .- Speaker of the House John Boehner has extended an open invitation to Pope Francis to address a joint meeting of Congress, praising the Pope’s advocacy for the vulnerable.

Bishops urge humility, care in resolving government shutdown

Oct 2, 2013 - 03:43 pm .- Reacting to the federal government shutdown, the U.S. bishops cited Pope Francis’ advice to leaders that they cannot govern well “without loving the people and without humility.”

New project allows Congress members to adopt conscience prisoners

Dec 11, 2012 - 02:06 am .- A new initiative in the nation’s capital invites members of Congress to “adopt” international prisoners of conscience to advocate for their release and to highlight the importance of human rights and religious liberty.

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