In case you missed it: The full audio of Pope Francis' speech to a joint meeting of Congress, paired with his prepared remarks and analysis from Morning Edition.
Calling them "four representatives of the American people," Pope Francis lauded Dorothy Day and Thomas Merton alongside Martin Luther King Jr. and Abraham Lincoln.
The pope's address to Congress had something for everyone. It had several lines that might have made members of both parties uncomfortable — but mostly Republicans.
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In a speech before a joint meeting of Congress, the Catholic Church leader offered words threaded heavily with politics. For analysis, Renee Montagne speaks with NPR's Don Gonyea.
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Congress is also more religiously-affiliated overall. "Maybe it's because we need the solid grounding and good guidance we get from above," said one senator.
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Pope Francis makes the first Latin American Catholic a saint at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C., Wednesday.
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NPR's Kelly McEvers asks people waiting at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception: How has your thinking about the Church changed since Francis became Pope?"
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President Obama welcomed the pope to the White House Wednesday. The two men have a shared interest in addressing climate change and income inequality, though they disagree on issues such as abortion.
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