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The Pope's Address to Congress

Written by Fred Vigeant, Director of Programming and Promotions for TV and Radio | Sep 21, 2015 11:28 AM

Pope Francis arrives in the United States this week. He will have a series of events in Washington, DC, New York City and Philadelphia.

The Pope will make two major speeches during his U.S. visit: one to a joint session of Congress and one to the United Nations General Assembly. WITF along with NPR News plans to offer live coverage of remarks to Congress.

This special NPR News coverage will begin Thursday September 24 at 10:00am. It will be hosted by Morning Edition's Steve Inskeep and Renee Montagne. They will be joined by NPR's Rome Correspondent, Sylvia Poggioli (who is traveling with the Pope), NPR's Religion Correspondent Tom Gjelten, and (from Capitol Hill) NPR's Congressional Correspondents Ailsa Chang and Sue Davis.

We understand that Pope Francis is scheduled to begin speaking shortly after 10:00am and that his remarks will last about 45 minutes. We expect his address will be in English.

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