August 4, 2014

No ‘Pope Francis effect’ on Capitol Hill gridlock

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Pope Francis told an elderly audience he, too, is "a little bit sick" and he's said he doesn't think his pontificate will last more than five years. Creative Commons image by the Catholic Church (England and Wales)

Creative Commons image by the Catholic Church (England and Wales)

Pope Francis told an elderly audience he, too, is "a little bit sick" and he's said he doesn't think his pontificate will last more than five years. Creative Commons image by the Catholic Church (England and Wales)

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(RNS) Despite the almost universal popularity of Pope Francis, the House of Representatives was unable to muster enough bipartisan support to pass a resolution honoring Francis' election -- nearly 18 months ago.

  • Adil Bhesania

    Shows the lack of vision and limited outlook of some American politicians, especially Republicans. They seem to be totally out of sync with international opinions.

  • Rich Rentner

    As some have observed, if the GOP has trouble with Pope Francis, just wait until they meet Jesus!

  • The REAL Dr. Xavier

    Best laugh I have had all week, thank you!

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