Congressman Bob Gibbs

Representing the 7th District of Ohio

Statement from Congressman Gibbs on Pope Francis' Speech

September 24, 2015
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Following the Pope’s speech to a Joint Meeting of Congress, Congressman Bob Gibbs released the following statement:

“It was an honor to hear Pope Francis speak to a joint meeting of Congress. His Holiness is a man of principle. As a leader of his Church, he speaks with authority on pastoral and religious issues. His comments on protecting life at all stages of development are significant, as we have seen the consequences of abortion in the series of videos released this summer.

“I applaud the Pope's emphasis on the importance of family in society. Too many children are being born to broken homes, often without both parents involved in their lives. Stable, two-parent families are the building block of a respectful and responsible society.

“I hope that His Holiness' visit to the United States allows him to witness how free markets and political freedom generate the most opportunity to lift people out of poverty.”