Pope Francis has finished speaking at Independence Hall in Philadelphia, and those who made note that the Pope made no mention whatsoever of Jesus during his address to Congress earlier this week aren’t likely to be satisfied by his speech in Pennsylvania.
As The Federalist reported, Pope Francis did cover quite a bit of ground in his speech to Congress:
During his remarks, which were regularly interrupted by rounds of applause from the assembled lawmakers, Pope Francis condemned the death penalty, called for better environmental stewardship, and even talked about the ills of political polarization. He did not, however, mention Jesus Christ, whose life, death, and resurrection form the very foundation of the Christian faith.
The Federalist wasn’t the only one to notice. The Pope certainly wasn’t obligated to mention Jesus, but a lot of people expected some mention during his visit to the United States.