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Tickets available to see Pope Francis

Staff Writer
Aledo Times Record

Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) announced that her office has a limited number of tickets available to see Pope Francis at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. on September 24.

Pope Francis will make history by being the first reigning Pontiff to address the U.S. Congress next month. Following the address, Pope Francis will make a brief public appearance on the steps of the U.S. Capitol facing the West Lawn of the Capitol. Bustos’ office is distributing, via lottery, tickets for general admission to the West Lawn of the Capitol where attendees will be able to watch His Holiness' address simulcast on jumbotrons in addition to his brief public appearance afterward. The exact time of the address will be released in the weeks to come.

“I’m pleased to announce that my office has a limited number of tickets to see Pope Francis address Congress from the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol,” said Congresswoman Cheri Bustos. “If you will be in our nation’s capital on September 24th, please visit my website or call my office to learn more about his visit and to join my office’s ticket request lottery.”

For full details please visit Bustos’ website at http://bustos.house.gov/pope-francis-visit. Please note, this lottery is only for admission to the West Lawn during the simulcast of Pope Francis' address. Ticket holders are responsible for their own transportation to and from Washington, D.C., lodging, and other trip expenses.