Pope Francis in America

Pope’s Historic Speech to Congress Highlights Refugee Crisis

September 24, 2015

On September 24th, Pope Francis addressed Congress in a joint session. Among other social issues, the Pope called on Congress and Americans to treat refugees with compassion. The Pope said:

“We must not be taken aback by their numbers, but rather view them as persons, seeing their faces and listening to their stories, trying to respond as best we can to their situation. To respond in a way which is always humane, just and fraternal. We need to avoid a common temptation nowadays: to discard whatever proves troublesome. Let us remember the Golden Rule: “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you” (Mt 7:12)

Watch this clip from the speech:


The media and Americans responded with great enthusiasm to the Pope’s message on refugees. See what others saying: