Sanders and Cruz Loved the Pope's Speech—for Very Different Reasons

The speech drew strong praise from two presidential candidates who represent polar opposite ends of the ideological spectrum.

Senator Ted Cruz listens as Pope Francis addresses a joint meeting of the U.S. Congress in the House Chamber of the Capitol on Sept. 24, 2015, in Washington.

Photographer: Win McNamee/Getty Images

An avowed democratic socialist and a conservative Republican senator running for president both loved Pope Francis' historic speech to Congress on Thursday morning—for very different reasons.

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