Rockhurst University hosts Pope-2-Congress watch party to better engage students with Pope’s speech

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KANSAS CITY, Mo.  -- Across the country college students took a break from the classroom to watch the Pope's speech Thursday.

Rockhurst University held a watch party and invited students to the auditorium.

The Rockhurst watch party was one of more than a hundred watch parties of its kind. It was called Pope-2-Congress and was organized through a solidarity network.

Students followed along with the Pope's speech using Pope-2-Congress bingo cards. Students also had an opportunity to have their picture taken with a life-size cutout of Pope Francis.

FOX 4 talked to some students about the Pope's message. Many appreciated him talking about the golden rule -- treat others as you want to be treated.