The Debate

A Socialist pope? Message divides Congress and US Catholics (part 1)

What do you do when you have to deliver a speech before a potentially hostile audience? Earlier today Pope Francis spoke before a Congress stacked with lawmakers opposed to government benefits for the poor, against tougher regulation to stem global warming and with choice words on immigrants. Did the speech say more about this pope or about the country he's visiting? Will Pope Francis' words carry? As when we've discussed political Islam, we'll ask about the role of religion in politics.


Produced by Charles Wente, François Wibaux, Van Meguerditchian and David Beaux.

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