Pope Francis To Take On Hot Topics In Strasbourg Speech

Pope Francis delivers his first major speech on Europe on Tuesday, focusing on complex continental issues such as unemployment and immigration.

The pontiff’s whirlwind, four-hour visit to the European Parliament and the Council of Europe, Europe’s main human rights body, in Strasbourg is shaping-up as more of a secular stop than a liturgical layover. Francis’ trip is the first by a pope to Strasbourg since John Paul II visited in 1988. That was a very different Europe — before the Berlin Wall fell.

ABC’s Tom Rivers joined us to discuss.

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