Local Winners in Senator's Lottery To See Pope Francis
News on a lottery set up by Senator Charles Schumer. Its winners were selected to see Pope Francis's historic speech to Congress in Washington on September 24th.
Senator Charles Schumer says, "The good news is, we have nine winners from the Southern Tier. From Binghamton to Owego to Endwell and it's a great opportunity. It's a once in a lifetime opportunity. Somebody asked me if the winners will be able to tell their children and grandchildren about it. I said, 'Is the Pope Catholic? Of course!"
Pope Francis will be the first Pope in history to address a Joint Session of Congress.