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Congresswoman Graham Invites Florida Bishop To Papal Address


Congresswoman Gwen Graham is inviting Florida Bishop Gregory Parkes to be her honored guest for Pope Francis’ upcoming address to Congress.

Bishop Parkes of the Diocese of Pensacola-Tallahassee says he’s looking forward to the historic papal address, the first ever to a joint session of Congress. Arriving Tuesday, this will be Pope Francis’ first visit to the United States.

Parkes has served as the Bishop of Pensacola-Tallahassee since 2012, following his appointment by Pope Benedict XVI. The Pensacola-Tallahassee Diocese encompasses 18 counties in the Florida Panhandle.