Arutz Sheva: “Pope Francis will address a joint session of Congress on Sept. 24, a week after Congress votes on a measure of disapproval regarding the nuclear deal with Iran, and probably before a vote to override a presidential veto, if one is required. While the visit was scheduled independently, without the Iran vote in mind, Francis’s presence may make the lobbying efforts of the forces opposed to the deal more difficult.
It is not known if the Pope will say anything about the nuclear deal but according to Politico, “he’s not shy about his opinions, and odds are that he will discuss his support for the Iran deal. If so, his remarks could prove the antithesis of the speech Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu made to Congress in March, which was aimed at galvanizing opposition to the deal.”
The Vatican said in July that the agreement reached by Iran and the P5-1 powers on the Iranian nuclear program “is viewed in a positive light by the Holy See.”
Opinion: Based on the June 26, 2015 meeting with terrorist leader Mahmoud Abbas and Pope Francis, granting formal recognition of a Palestinian state and a gift of the Angel of Peace, there is no doubt whose side this pontiff is on.
Catholic catechism teaches that Mary, the mother of Jesus, was assumed into heaven from Jerusalem. Neither the assumption or Jerusalem as the place of Mary’s death can be substantiated by Scripture.
Look for the September 24 speech and subsequent UN address to favor the Iran nuclear deal further isolating Israel from the nations and future judgment on the church, Genesis 12:3.