Pope Francis will visit President Obama at the White House in September

The pope and president will discuss a wide range of issues

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The Independent US

Pope Francis will make his first visit to the White House on 23 September, where he will meet with President Barack Obama and the pair will discuss a wide range of topics, according to the White House.

The trip will be the pope’s first visit to the US since he became the head of the Catholic Church and he already has a full schedule.

Prior to the White House invite, Francis already was scheduled to speak before the annual UN General Assembly on 25 September and to address a joint session of Congress on 24 September. It will be the first time the pope has ever addressed congress, Fox News reported.

 

During his visit, Pope Francis will also visit New York City and Philadelphia, and has left open the possibility of a visit to Boston.

President Obama and Pope Francis will speak about topics ranging from poverty to immigration, from economic opportunity to the environment. The pope and president first met in March of last year at the Vatican.

 

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