(Washington, D.C.) – Representative Charlie Dent (PA-15) released the following statement regarding the address to Congress by Pope Francis of the Holy See:

“It was a privilege to listen to Pope Francis’ message this morning of tolerance, mutual respect, understanding, justice and humility.  Everyone in the room could identify with many aspects of Pope Francis’ message.  I was personally grateful that his presence brought a sense of calm and greater civility to D.C. over the last two days. His speech and his delivery were textbook examples of how to share one’s beliefs while respecting the perspectives of others. It would be nice if Pope Francis could stay with us for a week or two to keep Congress on its best behavior. It was also gratifying to be able to provide tickets to constituents so that they could experience the Pontiff's visit firsthand.”

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