Pelosi Statement on Announcement of Pope Francis’ U.S. Itinerary

Jun 30, 2015
Press Release

Contact: Drew Hammill, 202-226-7616

San Francisco – Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released the following statement after the itinerary for Pope Francis’ upcoming visit to the United States was formally announced:

“It is my privilege to join the millions of Americans, Catholic and non-Catholic, who are overjoyed to be welcoming His Holiness Pope Francis to the United States.

“Ever since his inauguration in 2013, Pope Francis has renewed the faith of Catholics worldwide and inspired a new generation of people, regardless of religious affiliation, to be instruments of God’s peace.  In the spirit of his namesake and the namesake of my city of San Francisco, St. Francis of Assisi, Pope Francis heeds the call to ‘Preach the gospel; sometimes use words’ by living his values and inspiring all of us to do the same.

“We are thrilled and grateful for Pope Francis honoring us with a visit to the Congress and our country.”

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