Progressive Pope Francis' Speech to Congress May Make GOP Squirm

Members of the Republican party may be put in an awkward spot if Pope Francis’ historic address to Congress on Thursday resembles his speech at the White House.

The leader of the Catholic Church called out for a tolerant and inclusive society on Wednesday.

“As the son of an immigrant family, I am happy to be a guest in this country, which was largely built by such families.”

His comments contrast those made by some Republican presidential nominees, including Ben Carson, who suggested that a Muslim should not be president. The pontiff’s comments on his own heritage also set as a reminder of Donald Trump’s calls to build a wall between the U.S. and Mexico.

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