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Big screens to beam historic pope speech to US Congress

Pope Francis in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican on July 3, 2015A historic speech by Pope Francis to the US Congress on September 24 will be beamed live on giant screens outside the Capitol in a rare move, it was announced Wednesday. “In addition, Pope Francis has expressed an interest in making a brief appearance on the West Front (of the Capitol),” House Speaker John Boehner said in a statement. Francis, expected to bring his message of peace and compassion to Washington, will become the first pope to address a joint meeting of the US Senate and the House of Representatives.

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