Pope Francis to Face Divided Congregation From Congressional Pulpit

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  • Historic address seen as chance to speak to all Americans
  • U.S. lawmakers split over abortion, poverty, immigration

Pope Francis greets well-wishers as he leaves the Apostolic Nunciature to the United States to go to the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception on Sept. 23, 2015, in Washington.

Photographer: MOLLY RILEY/AFP/Getty Images

Pope Francis will preach to a less-than-harmonious congregation when he faces a U.S. Congress riven by disputes over issues closest to his heart: income inequality, immigration and climate change.

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