Five Years Later: Looking Back at Pope Francis’ Address to Congress

Five years ago, on September 24, 2015, Pope Francis made history as the first pope to address a joint meeting of U.S. Congress—with tens of thousands of members of the Ignatian family viewing.

Over 11% of 116th Congress Are Graduates of Jesuit Universities or High Schools

“Jesuit education stresses the ideal of being ‘men and women for others,’ with a particular commitment to the common good and those most vulnerable. We look forward to engaging these members of Congress who have experienced a common mission through Jesuit education on key issues facing society and the Earth.”