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What did the Pope say to Congress? #PopeinDC

Yesterday my sister and I saw Pope Francis speak to the US Congress. We watched the jumbotron on the mall with hundreds of other people. Here's what stuck out to me:

If we want security, let us give security

If we want life, let us give life

If we want opportunity, let us give opportunity 


We have the freedom needed to limit and direct technology

to devise intelligent ways of… developing and limiting our power

and to put technologyat the service of another type of progress, one which is healthier, more human, more social, more integral.

In this regard, I am confident that America’s outstanding academic and research institutions can make a vital contribution in the years ahead.


We the people of this continent are not fearful of foreigners, because most of use were once foreigners.


Business is a noble vocation, directed to producing wealth and improving the world. It can be a fruitful source of prosperity for the area in which it operates, especially if it sees the

creation of jobs as an essential part of its service to the common good.

This common good also includes the earth.


It goes without saying that part of this great effort is the creation and distribution of wealth.

The right use of natural resources, the proper application of technology and the harnessing of the spirit of enterprise

are essential elements of an economy which seeks to be modern, inclusive and sustainable.


Read about the last time we saw the Pope - in Rio!