Speaker of the House John Boehner, R-Ohio (R) speaks with Pope Francis in the U.S. Capitol building as the Pope arrives to deliver his speech to a joint meeting of Congress September 24, 2015. REUTERS/Bill Clark//Pool

As a symbol of unity and hope, Pope Francis will address the Congress Thursday morning, to discuss the political division and deliver a message of peace and humility to the nation. “I’m looking forward to it,” Speaker John A. Boehner, Republican of Ohio, said in a video. “There’s a lot of interest in what the pope is saying, his outreach to the poor, the fact that he thinks people ought to be more religious. He’s got other positions that are a bit more controversial, but it’s the pope.”

Francis arrived in the U.S. on Tuesday afternoon for the start of a six-day tour of Washington, D.C., New York City and Philadelphia. The Holy Father who is the 266th Pope of the Catholic Church, will make history by becoming the first pontiff to address a joint meeting of Congress.

Watch livestream the Papal address to lawmakers.

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