The Pope to be hailed on Capitol Hill

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The first time a pontiff will be addressing Congress rivals a presidential inauguration and State of the Union wrapped into one.

They suit each other and seems to enjoy each others company. They suit each other and seems to enjoy each others company.

The president’s Cabinet, the diplomatic corps and members of the Supreme Court, six of whom are Catholic, are expected to join senators and House members in the seats on the floor of the chamber. The House recently took the unusual step of voting to limit the people who can sit in those prime seats, essentially barring former members.

The politicians have got one ticket each, which they can gift to a family member.

Republican Rep. Leonard Lance, R-N.J., faces a nearly Solomonic choice straight out of the Old Testament “Either my wife (Heidi) or my twin brother (James), but I’m a very popular fellow these days because of that one ticket that I get,” Lance said.

Sen. Barbara…

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