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By Jennifer Gonzalez
A flurry of activity is expected in Washington, D.C., this week as Pope Francis makes his first visit to the United States.
The pope is expected to meet with President Obama, address a joint session of Congress, and speak to the U.N. General Assembly.
Ahead of the visit, The National Journal published an article over the weekend describing the “pre-pope campaign” being undertaken by D.C. faith-based organizations. This is understandable given the weight the pope has on many issues.
Rev. David Beckmann, Bread for the World president, was quoted prominently in the article. The article highlights a meeting Beckmann had at the Vatican in late August.
During that meeting, Beckmann told the Archbishop Paul Gallagher “that American faith leaders stand ready to ‘echo and affirm’ any call from the pope to end hunger — if, of course, Francis decides to talk about that when he makes history as the first pope to speak to a joint session of Congress on September 24.”
The pope has repeatedly spoken out on the issue of poverty. And Bread hopes he does it again during his visit to the United States.
Jennifer Gonzalez is the associate online editor at Bread for the World.
Photo: Rev. David Beckmann, president of Bread for the World, speaking at a hunger summit in Washington, D.C.
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