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The Pope's speech in 10 phrases

Pope Francis this afternoon has become the first head of the Catholic Church to speak before the US Congress. In his speech, the Pope has addressed various topics. It called for the abolition of the death penalty and end the arms trade. He has also talked about immigration and has praised the role of the family as an essential value.

1. "If it is true that politics should serve the human person, can not be a slave to the economy and finance"

That was one of the first words of Francis in his speech.

2. "treat others with the same passion and compassion with which we want to be treated"

Followed by the phrase, Francis has asked Congress to abolish the death penalty.

3. "Luther King's dream echoes in our hearts"

The Pope recalled the progress that Martin Luther King led from Selma to Montgomery, in the campaign to make the dream of full civil and political rights for African Americans.

4. "I speak as a child of immigrants, as many of you who are descendants of immigrants"

The Pope has called compassion to immigrants.

5. "The responsibility we have to guard and defend human life at all stages of their development"

Francis, referring to abortion.

6. "Facing the shameful silence and complicity, it is our duty to address the problem and stop arms trafficking"

 Amid applause, the Pope called for an end to arms trafficking.

7. "A nation is considered large when defending freedom, as did Abraham Lincoln"

Francis has highlighted the US contribution Lincoln, Martin Luther King and Dorothy Day.

8. "No religion is immune to various forms of individual aberration or ideological extremism"

The Pope, referring to violence perpetrated under the name of religion.

9. "The environmental challenge we live and human roots and impact of interest to us all"

Francis has used the speech to call attention to the planet.

10. "I can not hide my concern for the family, which is threatened, perhaps as never before, from the inside and from the outside"

In the last part of his speech, the Pope returned to praise the role of the family as an essential value.

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