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Senators Call for Civility During Pope Address

Sens. John Thune, Roger Wicker and Minority Leader Harry Reid on Tuesday each called for respect from members of Congress when Pope Francis addresses a joint meeting on Thursday, following reports that party leaders have assembled members to restrain colleagues if needed when the pope enters the House chamber.

“We actually hope that we can show a little more decorum to the pope than we sometimes do at State of the Union addresses,” Wicker said. “It is our hope on this side of the aisle and the Democratic side of the aisle that we can avoid the dueling ovations, the jack-in-the-box standing for this and for that, listen to one of the most famous and one of the most respected voices on the face of the Earth with the respect and decorum that is due someone in his position.”