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The Pope's Speech to Congress, Sept. 24

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    The Pope's Speech to Congress, Sept. 24

Here’s the transcript of Pope Francis’s remark to Congress.

Powerful stuff!

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Here's the transcript of Pope Francis's remark to Congress.

Powerful stuff!


From halfway through the time article, the following excerpt.

[quote=TIME][Editor’s Note:The following section, which was in the prepared remarks, was not included in the speech.] Here I think of the political history of the United States, where democracy is deeply rooted in the mind of the American people. All political activity must serve and promote the good of the human person and be based on respect for his or her dignity. “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness” (Declaration of Independence, 4 July 1776). If politics must truly be at the service of the human person, it follows that it cannot be a slave to the economy and finance.[/quote]

So why didn't he say it?

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