NH1 News Debates


Sep 23, 2015 2:51 PM

NH priest, Sen. Ayotte to welcome Pope Francis at White House

The Associated Press

NASHUA (AP) — A priest from Nashua will join U.S. Sen. Kelly Ayotte at the White House to officially welcome Pope Francis to the United States.

Ayotte invited her priest, the Rev. Richard Kelley of St. Christopher Catholic Church, to be her guest during the pope's visit to Washington this week. Ayotte and Kelley will attend the welcoming ceremony on Wednesday and the pope's address to a joint session of Congress on Thursday.

Ayotte also is serving as a member of the honorary escort committee that will accompany the pope into the House chamber before his address to Congress.

In addition to his serving as pastor at St. Christopher, Kelley is a chaplain at Thomas More College in Merrimack and chaplain to the Nashua Police Department.


--  Dealing with the Disease of Addiction? Click here for help --

More from NH1.com

NH1 News Debates
NH1 News Replay

NH1 on Twitter

NH1 SkyView Cameras

NH1 on Facebook

Check out NH1 News Rail Polls on LockerDome on LockerDome