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Press Advisory: NETWORK Presents Congressional Briefing on Pope Francis in Preparation for President Obama’s Visit

FOR RELEASE: March 21, 2014                                              
CONTACT: Stephanie Niedringhaus, 202-347-9797 x224,

Washington, DC – As Pope Francis prepares to meet with President Obama on March 27, join us to learn more about Pope Francis’s messages and how they relate to U.S. politics.

What:                   Congressional Briefing: “The Pope and Politics: Messaging Francis’s Hope and Justice"

When/Where:    Tuesday, March 25, 2014

 10:00-11:00a.m., Senate Hart Office Building, Room 113 (Constitution Ave. & Second St. NE)

 1:00-2:00p.m., House Visitors Center, Room 215 (First Street and East Capitol Street)

Who:                    Sister Simone Campbell, SSS
Executive Director, NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby
Author of A Nun on the Bus: How All of Us Can Create Hope, Change, and Community

Eli McCarthy, PhD
Director, Office of Justice and Peace, Conference of Major Superiors of Men (CMSM)

Father Thomas J. Reese, SJ
Senior Analyst, National Catholic Reporter

Sister Ann Scholz, SSND, PhD
Associate Director for Social Mission, Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR)

Will include light refreshments.