DeLauro To Attend Pope\’s Inauguration Mass

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\"delauro\"Rep. Rosa DeLauro will travel to the Vatican next week, as part of a bipartisan Congressional Delegation sent by House Speaker John Boehner to attend the pope\’s inauguration mass on Tuesday, March 19.

“I am honored and privileged to be attending the inauguration of Pope Francis I and look forward to bringing the prayers and warm wishes of American Catholics, especially those from Connecticut, to this historic occasion,\” DeLauro said in a statement.

Connecticut has one of the highest Catholic populations in the country at over 40 percent, according to a recent Gallup study.
The Speaker named eight other Congress members to attend. The group will fly commercially because their use of military planes has been suspended while sequestration cuts are in effect.

Vice President Joseph Biden will lead a separate Presidential Delegation. That group includes New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, and Dr. John J. DeGioia, Georgetown University President.

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6 thoughts on “DeLauro To Attend Pope\’s Inauguration Mass

  1. Richard

    It’s nice they chose at least one Catholic — Susana Martinez. Chris Christie’s candidate for VP in 2016 I believe.

    Biden, Pelosi (and the California Catholic delegation) and DeLauro? They can swim back.

  2. enness

    *headdesk*

    Why? When the rest of the time she fights tooth and nail for things that are abhorrent to the Catholic faith?

  3. Sharpshooter

    This should be quite a feather in the Pope’s bonnette…Francis…look for Ron Woods in the audience…that’ll be our gal…

  4. sam

    Another free trip for our career politicians on the taxpayers dime. What about “seperation of church and state” should taxpayers be paying for this? Got to just love the perks that come with these political careers. This would be real news if these politicians were paying for this trip out of their own pockets. I doubt if our new pope actually cares if any of these people are at his inauguration. I doubt if they are flying in for just the mass and flying back out the same day, They will have to hang around a couple days for a little taxpayer funded vacation I bet in lovely Italy. Just more taxpayer funded photo ops for our career politicians. “God Bless America”

  5. Connecticut is Dying Too

    I wonder how the Pope feels about all these pro-abortion Catholic politicians coming to see him. Do you think he is in favor of the 55 million babies killed in America ever since a woman has the right to choose death for her baby?

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