Congresswoman Speier invites constituents to Pope Francis speech

SAN MATEO, Calif. (KGO) -- Congresswoman Jackie Speier, D-Calif., is inviting 50 people from California's 14th congressional district, which she represents, to join her to watch Pope Francis when he addresses the Joint Meeting of Congress on Thursday, September 24, 2015.

"The Pope has become a focal point across the world for prioritizing peace over war, care of the planet over consumption, forgiveness over accusation, and neighbor over self," she said.

As such, she is highlighting the Pope's speech.

To participate in the lottery for the tickets, those eligible must fill out a form before midnight on September 8.

Congresswoman Speier is holding the event on the West Lawn of the Capitol.

Speier made the announcement on her Facebook page.

Pope Francis held a virtual visit with Americans this week. The event was moderated by World News Tonight's David Muir. The event will air in a one-hour special edition of ABC News' "20/20" on Friday, Sept. 4 at 10 p.m. PST.

ABC7 News Anchor Ama Daetz will travel to Washington DC to bring us coverage of the pope's visit to the United States. The pontiff will canonize Father Junpero Serra on Sept. 23 in Washington. Father Serra established California's missions.

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