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Representative Darin LaHood

Representing the 18th District of Illinois

Congressman Darin LaHood Statement on the Papal Address

September 24, 2015
Press Release

Washington, DC - U.S. Rep. Darin LaHood (IL-18) today released the following statement regarding Pope Francis' congressional address:

"It was humbling to be present at Pope Francis' historical congressional address this morning. As a practicing Catholic and someone who has looked to my faith throughout my life, the opportunity to be present to hear the spiritual leader address Congress and the American people was an experience that will stay with me for my entire life.”

"Today Pope Francis reminded all Americans why this country is so great. We are the land of opportunity, the land of dreams, the land of the free and home of the brave. We must not forget that we live in the greatest nation and must continue to provide opportunities and the American dream for generations to come."