Sen. Bernie Sanders will visit the Vatican this month to participate in a meeting on social, economic and environmental issues, the Vermont independent’s campaign announced Friday.
“I am delighted to have been invited by the Vatican to a meeting on restoring social justice and environmental sustainability to the world economy,” the Democratic presidential candidate said in a statement. “Pope Francis has made clear that we must overcome ‘the globalization of indifference’ in order to reduce economic inequalities, stop financial corruption and protect the natural environment. That is our challenge in the United States and in the world.”
The conference, which takes place on April 15, is hosted by the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences.
The announcement comes on the day Pope Francis issued a 256-page document on marriage, divorce and family.
This article was originally published on Morning Consult.