Social Comments on Pope’s Address


Pope Francis became the first pontiff to address a joint-session of Congress on Thursday.

In his speech he discussed immigration, touched briefly on abortion (without using that word) and gay marriage (without using those words). He asked politicians to practice social justice and keep in mind their roles to support the citizens of the country.

While Pope Francis became the first head of the Catholic Church to address Congress, his willingness to engage in political dialog has also made him one of the most polarizing church leaders in the past 100 years. Conservative Catholics are deeply concerned about his support of illegal immigration, “Climate Change” and anti-capitalist policies.

Here’s some reaction from people:


Allison Leslie is a University of South Florida graduate with a bachelors degree in Mass Communications. She joined Genesis in 2016. With a passion for sports, Allison has interned with 620 WDAE, Pewter Report, Trifecta Team: St. Petersburg Bowl, Bullscast, and many other publications. Being a native to the Bay Area, she has followed and supported Tampa Bay teams her whole life.