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Wednesday List: Pope Francis and his visit to the White House

Pope Francis talks with President Barack Obama, accompanied by first lady Michelle Obama, after arriving at Andrews Air Force Base in Md., Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2015. The Pope is spending three days in Washington before heading to New York and Philadelphia. Pope Francis talks with President Barack Obama, accompanied by first lady Michelle Obama, after arriving at Andrews Air Force Base in Md., Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2015. The Pope is spending three days in Washington before heading to New York and Philadelphia.
Pope Francis holds the head of a small child as he leans from the popemobile during a parade, Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2015, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, Pool) Pope Francis holds the head of a small child as he leans from the popemobile during a parade, Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2015, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, Pool)
WASHINGTON, D.C. (WALB) -

On his first full day in the United States, Pope Francis visited the White House as the guest of honor at a welcoming ceremony.

Thousands of people were in attendance on the south lawn to watch as the Pope addressed the American people.

President Obama and Michelle Obama joined the Pope in waving to the crowd before spending time inside the White House.

In his speech, Pope Francis addressed climate change in his first address from the White House.

Watch the Pope's full speech:

Have more time? Watch the full ceremony in this video:

MORE: The pope at White House: Climate change action can't wait

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