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Francis compliments US House Speaker on his tie

24 settembre 2015 | 18.55
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Pope Francis on Thursday told the US House of Representatives speaker John Boehner he liked his tie at their meeting in Washington ahead of his address to the US Congress - the first by a pontiff.

Seated beside Boehner in a leather armchair in his office, Francis complimented the Republican on the colour of tie saying: "Green in the colour of hope."

“We’ll need a lot of hope today,” Boehner quipped.

Francis is on the second of a five-day visit to the United States.

The pope's US visit will also include stops in New York and Philadelphia, where all 10,000 tickets to an open-air mass are already taken.

Francis is due address the United Nations in New York on Friday.

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