Pope Francis to address Congress

Posted at 11:54 AM, Feb 05, 2015
and last updated 2015-02-05 11:54:45-05

WASHINGTON (CNN) — Pope Francis will address a joint meeting of Congress on Sept. 24, House Speaker John Boehner announced Thursday, the first pope to do so.

The Pope’s trip to the United States later this year had been confirmed but the exact details were not known. He’s expected to attend a World Meeting of Families summit in Philadelphia, which is occurring during Sept. 22-27. In November 2014, the pope said he would also visit New York