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Mayor Garcia to attend Pope Francis Visit at White House
Will also meet with group of mayors at White House for policy talks
Daniel Brezenoff
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Deputy Chief of Staff
Office of Mayor Robert Garcia



Daniel Brezenoff

Office of Mayor Garcia

(562) 570-5027



Mayor Garcia to attend Pope Francis Visit at White House

The President has invited Garcia and other mayors to join him for historic visit


Long Beach: Mayor Robert Garcia is travelling to Washington, D.C. this Tuesday and Wednesday on the invitation of President Obama to welcome his Holiness Pope Francis to the White House. Mayor Garcia and other dignitaries will join the President on the South Lawn as Pope Francis arrives at the White House. 


Mayor Garcia will also be joining a group of mayors at the White House for a meeting with White House Executive Staff. Garcia will be updating the Administration on Long Beach's efforts to end veteran homelessness and Port-related issues. 


“I’m incredibly honored to join the President and First Lady as they welcome Pope Francis to the White House and the United States," said Mayor Garcia. "Long Beach welcomes his leadership in addressing worldwide challenges to climate change, immigration, and poverty."