Pope Francis Wraps Up Historic Trip to Washington

The pontiff's visit to the U.S. Capitol concludes with address to joint meeting of Congress.
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The nation's capital buzzing again this morning. Pope Francis exciting so many people, hundreds of thousands coming out to see him and, George, you're in the center of it all again this morning. Right here in the capital and all of us here at the capitol just treated to the most gorgeous sunrise over the library of congress and supreme court. Thousands gathering already. 50,000 tickets given out to see the pope today. They are on the south lawn of the capitol. The pope will come out with the speaker and greet them after he makes history. Becoming the first pope ever to address a joint meeting of congress and, robin, he'll be speaking as a head of state, the head of state of the holy see. As you know, George, there have already been so many memorable moments. There will be more today but yesterday, the pope inside the white house also met the first dogs, sunny and Bo. He signed the guest book here kissing a baby on the sincerely Jose Gomez fellow castle owner and fellow citizen. ? and pope Francis was nearly mobbed as he entered of the basilica of the national shrine of the immaculate conception. 25,000 people there to hear the pope celebrate mass and canonize California missionary junipero Serra. Reporter: Let's keep moving forward, he proclaimed. That is certainly what Francis did all day. There he was on the streets of Washington in his open popemobile greeting massive crowds and blessing children, including 5-year-old Sophie Cruz, daughter of undocumented immigrants, she tried to reach Francis, was blocked by security and then the pope called her over. Papal hug and Sophie gave him a letter. She wants help to keep her parents from being deported. It says, my friends and I love each other. No matter the color of our skin. ? at the white house, earlier, Francis pulled up in that little fiat, joined president Obama in a grand ceremony and pushed for action on climate change declaring that the Earth itself -- Cries out to heaven. Reporter: Then a meeting in the oval office and an introduction to the Obama dogs and everywhere he went the simple man in white made the same request. I will. Reporter: Then in the evening one final surprise, pope Francis visited the little sisters of the poor who are fighting obamacare's contraception mandate in the supreme court, a powerful gesture of his support for their fight. And a final note, Sophie Cruz that 5-year-old girl will be here at the capitol today. She's been invited to hear the pope speak. She will be here at the capitol behind the pope today will be the vice president, catholic, also the speaker of the house John Boehner, a catholic, interesting though, three of the six catholic members of the supreme court will not be there. It's very striking and those three are the most conservative, justices Scalia, alto and Thomas have all decided not to come. They didn't say why but it's pretty amazing really. It is but justice Roberts and Kennedy will be and justice Ginsburg will be there. I know you'll be there for all of it, as well, terry, thanks. To Cecilia Vega now.

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