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Cardin Comments on Pope’s Visit to Congress

September 25th, 2015 by WCBC Radio

Standing before a rapt Congress, Pope Francis on Thursday issued a ringing call to action on behalf of immigrants, urging lawmakers to embrace "the stranger in our midst" as he became the first pontiff in history to address a joint meeting at the U.S. Capitol. Referencing the migration crisis in Europe as well as the United States' own struggle with immigration from Latin America, Francis summoned lawmakers "to respond in a way which is always humane, just and fraternal."  He was welcomed enthusiastically to a House chamber packed with Supreme Court justices, Cabinet officials, and lawmakers of both parties, uniting the bickering factions as all stood to cheer his arrival. Maryland U.S. Senator Ben Cardin:


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