Rep. McNerney Announces Ticket Lottery for Papal Visit to Our Nation’s Capital


Washington – In anticipation of His Holiness Pope Francis’ upcoming visit to our nation’s capital, Congressman Jerry McNerney (CA-09) announced a ticket lottery for constituents in California’s 9th Congressional District who are interested in visiting Washington, DC to attend the Pope’s address to Congress on September 24, 2015.

“Pope Francis’ visit to our nation’s capital is sure to be a momentous occasion. This is the first time that the Pope will deliver an address to Congress, and I look forward to hearing his message for the American people,” said Rep. McNerney. “I’m glad that we are able to share this historic event with constituents with the opening of this ticket lottery.”

Pope Francis will deliver his remarks to a Joint Congressional Session promptly at 10 a.m., followed by a brief appearance on the steps of the Capitol. This event marks only the tenth time that a Pope has visited the United States, and the first time in history that a Pope will formally address Congress.

Tickets are for standing room only admission on the West Lawn simulcast during Pope Francis’ address and may not be sold or redistributed for any reason. Constituents who are selected in the lottery are responsible for making their own travel arrangements.

Constituents may submit a request for tickets by visiting my website at

Requests for tickets can be made through September 4, 2015.


Rep. Jerry McNerney proudly serves the constituents of California’s 9th Congressional District that includes portions of San Joaquin, Contra Costa, and Sacramento Counties. For more information on Rep. McNerney’s work, follow him on Facebook and on Twitter @RepMcNerney