Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez, Representing California’s 46th Congressional District
STATEMENT, FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 24, 2015
MEDIA CONTACT: Emily Morris, 202-225-2965, Emily.Morris@mail.house.gov
REP. LORETTA SANCHEZ STATEMENT ON POPE FRANCIS’ ADDRESS TO CONGRESS
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez (CA-46) released the following statement after Pope Francis’ address to the Joint Meeting of Congress:
“Pope Francis’ words of compassion, hope and reconciliation during his address to the Joint Meeting of Congress were refreshing and much needed, especially in light of the divisive rhetoric that has gripped our nation in the last few months.
“I hope my colleagues will take the Pope’s message to heart. The Pope called for dialogue and reminded us of shared social responsibility: ‘A political society endures when it seeks, as a vocation, to satisfy common needs by stimulating the growth of all of its members, especially those in situations of greater vulnerability or risk. Legislative activity is always based on care for the problem.’ As members of Congress, we must come together and work on solutions to the problems we have the ability to solve. Continue reading