WaPo: Jeb Bush to attend Pope Francis mass in D.C.

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From the Washington Post:

Pope Francis is expected to draw tens of thousands of people to Washington when he visits later this month. Among them will be at least one presidential candidate.

Former Florida governor Jeb Bush and his wife, Columba, plan to be among those attending Mass at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception on Sept. 23, aides confirmed Friday. During the Mass, Francis will canonize Junipero Serra, an 18th century Franciscan friar who founded missions in California. The Mass will mark the first time the Catholic Church has held a saint-making ceremony in North America.

It wasn’t immediately clear how Bush and his wife obtained access to the service. But aides stressed that the couple plans to keep a “light footprint” and blend in with other pilgrims eager to see the pope.

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