Rep. Wagner Statement on Pope Francis’ Congressional Address

September 24, 2015

U.S. Congresswoman Ann Wagner (R-Mo.) today attended the historic joint meeting of Congress welcoming His Holiness Pope Francis. Below is a statement in reaction to his speech before Congress.

“Today is a great and inspirational day. The message that Pope Francis delivered was a message of hope and optimism not just for Catholics, but for all people,” Rep. Wagner said. “He lifted us up, and he challenged us to do better in Congress, in America and in the world, to live the Gospel and follow the teachings of Jesus. He challenged us above all to love one another, take care of one another, protect the most vulnerable among us, to defend the unborn and to support the institution of family. I am hopeful that in the days, weeks and months ahead, Congress will be able to confront these important issues with the same humble sincerity in which His Holiness Pope Francis spoke to us today.”