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Selfies and smiles as Pope greets fans on way to Congress

Thursday, September 24, 2015 - 01:15

Pope Francis began his second full day in Washington, D.C. on Thursday, by greeting fans outside his temporary residence ahead of a scheduled speech to Congress. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (No reporter narration) STORY: The Pope received another warm welcome from supporters waiting outside the Apostolic Nunciature as he made his way to Capitol Hill. Fresh off his meeting with President Barack Obama, Pope Francis delivers a speech on Thursday to a U.S. Congress, led by Republicans who have opposed Obama on issues of importance to the pontiff including climate change and immigration. Francis, who arrived Tuesday in Washington on a U.S. trip that also will take him to New York and Philadelphia, is set to become the first pope to address a joint meeting of the Senate and House of Representatives. The pope is expected to address climate change as well as the need to help migrants fleeing wars, international efforts to resolve conflicts, the U.S. role in helping poorer nations, religious freedom and the "right to life" issues of abortion and euthanasia.

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Selfies and smiles as Pope greets fans on way to Congress

Thursday, September 24, 2015 - 01:15