Sen. Jack Reed is accepting requests from Rhode Islanders for tickets to Pope Francis address to Congress on Thursday, Sept. 24. Pope Francis will be the first pope to ever address a joint session of the U.S. Congress.
The tickets are outdoors and standing room. Ticketholders will be able to watch the pope’s speech on outdoor Jumbotrons that will be set up. After the address, His Holiness is slated to make an appearance at the West Front of the U.S. Capitol.
Rhode Islanders have until Sept. 10th to request tickets. To apply, log on to Reed.senate.gov or call 401-943-3100. About 200 tickets are available to Rhode Islanders.
The pope’s visit is scheduled for September 22nd through September 27. Washington, D.C., will be his first stop. He is scheduled to spend two days in the nation’s capital, here he will speak to lawmakers and also hold a meeting with President Barack Obama at the White House.