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The Pope and Politics: Messaging Francis's Hope and Justice

Pope Francis calls for more politicians genuinely disturbed by the state of society, the state of the poor.Tuesday, March 25, NETWORK briefed Congress about how Pope Francis's message relates to U.S. politics.

The briefing was scheduled two days in advance of Pope Francis and President Obama's meeting at the Vatican, and two weeks after House Speaker John Boehner and House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi issued invitations for Pope Francis to address the U.S. Congress.




Speakers at the briefing included Sister Simone Campbell(Executive Director of NETWORK and author of "A Nun on the Bus"), Dr. Eli McCarthy (Director of the Office of Justice and Peace of the Conference of Major Superiors of Men), Dr. Ann Scholz, SSND (Associate Director for Social Mission of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious), and Fr. Thomas J. Reese, SJ (Senior Analyst at the National Catholic Reporter).


We encourage you to take a look at the briefing packet, watch the highlights video, and use the sample images below as models (or just use them!) for social media messaging around the President's visit with the Pope on Thursday, March 27.




For some related reading, take a look at Fr. Tom Reese's piece in the National Catholic Reporter: How Will Obama's Visit with Pope Francis Go?

Learn more about NETWORK's efforts to live out Joy of the Gospel.


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