Comforting words for a new nation and for a time when it was torn by civil war.
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Official text of the Pope's address: Referencing the family, climate change and other issues, the Holy Father frames his remarks in the 'historical memory' of Abraham Lincoln, Martin Luther King, Dorothy Day and Thomas Merton.
The Holy Father will speak at the same lectern from which the president delivered the Gettysburg Address in 1863.
Msgr. Francis Weber compared the Franciscan missionary to former president of the United States Abraham Lincoln, who, despite being heavily criticized during his life for working to abolish slavery, 'was one of the greatest presidents we’ve ever had.'