Pope Francis Skips Out On Lunch With Politicians To Have Lunch With The Homeless

September 23, 2015

If you're going to talk the talk, you've got to walk the walk.

Pope Francis walked on U.S. soil for the first time Tuesday, at the age of 78, when he arrived in Washington D.C. from Cuba.

Pope Francis dines with homeless
via CNN

After a brief private meeting with President Obama in a VIP suite, the pope climbed into a black Fiat hatchback car with the number plate SCV 1, which was much smaller than the limousine foreign visitors normally take in Washington - in keeping with his rejection of much of the pageantry that accompanies the papacy and his desire to live a humble life.

Pope Francis in car
Pope Francis riding in the hatchback car

Francis will also pass on lunch with politicians after addressing Congress and will dine instead with homeless people in Washington.

Pope Francis to dine with homeless

The humility with which which Francis has lived his faith is key to his popularity in the United States.

It's wonderful to see the Pope living the same way he says everyone else should live.

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