Foster Statement On Pope Francis Address
Brother James Gaffney and Rep. Bill Foster
Washington, DC – Congressman Bill Foster (IL-11) released the following statement on Pope Francis’ address to Congress:
“Pope Francis has energized people across the country and the world with his message of stewardship of the earth and compassion for all mankind. It’s a message that is sorely needed in Congress. I am especially pleased that he brought up issues like income inequality, caring for the environment, and treating immigrants with compassion.
“It’s important for all elected officials to remember why we take these jobs – to serve our community and our fellow man, and do our best to lift up all people. The Pope challenged us to renew a ‘spirit of cooperation’ to meet those goals, I hope my colleagues in Congress will join me in accepting that challenge.”
Foster brought Brother James Gaffney, FSC, President of Lewis University in Romeoville, Illinois, as his guest for Pope Francis’ address.