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:
Americans Overwhelmingly Against Pope Using Catholic Church As Vehicle To Fight “Climate Change”… http://t.co/pm8v5r1j2O
— sirsurfalot (@sirsurfalot) September 24, 2015
Pope Francis is asking people to “wish good things for him” // Does he know something that we don’t know?
— lowenghard (@lowenghard) September 24, 2015
— Fresh News & Music (@freshNM) September 24, 2015
Pope Francis urges Congress to treat immigrants in ‘humane and just’ way http://t.co/ZzI1BpzFtt
— Blue Marble (@ourbluemarble) September 24, 2015
— Babangida Lawani (@babangidalawani) September 24, 2015
— Noo Yawka (@Noo_Yawka) September 24, 2015
— Pamela Adlon (@pamelaadlon) September 24, 2015
— Stephanie V (@TxSteph) September 24, 2015
@Pontifex just remember your Excellency we are a non socialist or Communist country
— Ed Begley (@tat2billyed) September 24, 2015