WASHINGTON – Congressman Adam Kinzinger (R-16) released the following statement regarding Pope Francis' address to a Joint Meeting of Congress:
"It's an honor to welcome Pope Francis to the United States and be part of his historic visit to Congress. I share his optimistic hope that we can follow the lead of great Americans like President Abraham Lincoln and ensure every individual has the opportunity to pursue their dreams. I was especially glad to hear his call to be 'at¬tent¬ive to every type of fun¬da-ment¬al¬ism' as we face violence per¬pet¬rated in the name of a re¬li¬gion or ideo¬logy.
"Pope Francis teaches that no matter what your position is in life, always be humble and forgiving – sometimes a much-needed lesson for many in Washington."