Email            Embed

Following a meeting with Speaker John Boehner Thursday morning, the Pope delivered a speech to a joint meeting of Congress. Pope Francis asked the faithful for prayers from the balcony of the House Speaker after he made the unprecedented speech on Capitol Hill.

FOX News Radio's Rachel Sutherland reports from Washington:

(AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
(AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

In an address to a joint meeting of Congress, Pope Francis touched on a number of issues.


(Pope Francis) "Most of us were once foreigners."

And abortion... saying the Golden Rule calls on us to protect life:

(Pope Francis) "At every stage of its development."

The Pope also called for the end of the death penalty and to protect the environment.

Vice President Joe Biden and House Speaker John Boehner -- both Catholic, but worlds apart politically -- sat behind the Pope as he gave the historic address.

In Washington, Rachel Sutherland, FOX News Radio.

(AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
(AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

LISTEN to FOX News Radio's special coverage of the Pope's address to Congress: