Wikimeda: Pope Francis
As you may have heard, the Pope is in town for his first-ever visit to the United States. Pope Francis, well-known for his humility and generosity, has achieved rock star-like status amongst Catholics the world-over.In a gesture that did not surprise — but rather delighted his avid following — His Holiness Pope Francis decided he will eat lunch with the homeless instead of elected officials following his address to Congress tomorrow morning.
"He is a walking, talking parable, "John Carr, director of the Initiative on Catholic Social Thought and Public Life at Georgetown University, told KUTV. “This is a Pope who looks at the world from the bottom up and from the outside in. I think he brings to Congress and the White House a different perspective than they are used to hearing."
This will be the first time a pope has ever addressed Congress, and His Holiness is expected to touch on issues like global warming, immigration, and the European migrant crisis.
After the address, the local St. Patrick's Catholic Church and Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese will host Pope Francis. According to the Pope’s official schedule, Catholic charity St. Maria's Meals, which offers three weekly food programs in the Washington D.C. area, will set up 55 tables for the poor and homeless to be served lunch as the pope blesses the food.