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Pope Francis Addresses Congress — Follow America’s Coverage Live

Pope Francis arrived at the U.S. Capitol this morning to address a joint session of Congress, the first time in history a pope has done so.

Below, watch the Vatican’s live stream of Pope Francis’ visit to Congress, follow America‘s editors covering the speech via social media, and read our preview pieces to prepare for what the pope is likely to say.

“He will say something that will affirm and challenge everybody.” — Fr. Matt Malone, S.J., America‘s editor in chief, with five points to keep in mind while listening to Pope Francis.

“Francis has practiced prophetic politics not with angry denunciations, but with unsettling questions about mercy.” — Vincent J. Miller on the politics of mercy coming to Congress.