FLEMINGTON, N.J. --- Congressman Leonard Lance (NJ-07) today announced that his office is accepting requests from residents of New Jersey’s Seventh Congressional District for tickets to take part in His Holiness Pope Francis'  address to the U.S. Congress on September 24, 2015. This visit--the first time a pope has ever visited the Capitol and addressed Congress--will be historic for our Nation.  Lance encourages all interested constituents to visit lance.house.gov/pope to sign up to enter the ticket lottery. 

Ticketholders will be able to watch the Pope’s address via a live broadcast in a location on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol. The Pope has expressed an interest in making a brief appearance on the West Front of the Capitol after his remarks. All of the tickets are standing room only, although there will be a limited seating area for those with disabilities. While a clear line-of-sight cannot be guaranteed for all attending the broadcast, the space provides an opportunity for guests to be part of the visit.

The deadline for requests is Saturday, September 12, at 5:00 pm.   Lance’s office has received a limited allocation of tickets and those interested will be placed into a lottery.   Those receiving them will be contacted for further details. For questions, please call Lance’s Washington Office at 202-225-5361.

Ticketholders are responsible for their own transportation to and from the Nation’s Capital, lodging and other trip expenses. Tickets may not be sold or given away, and they will only be given to residents of New Jersey’s Seventh Congressional District.