BOEHNER: We had left where the balcony where the pope had addressed all the people on the west front of the Capitol. And we came through my office, and the pope went down to the first floor on my elevator. And I took the British steps down to the first floor, and in what we now call Freedom Foyer, I was standing there with the pope and the cardinals and the rest of his entourage were all moving out to their vehicles.
And the pope takes his left arm and grabs my left arm and pulls me near him, and saying really nice words. I would repeat them, except it would really cause me to cry. And then he put his arm around me and pulled me right into him and said: “Please pray for me.”
Well, you can imagine, I was a mess.
DICKERSON: Yes. Yes.
BOEHNER: Who am I to pray for the pope? But I did.
-excerpt of transcript, CBS Face the Nation with John Dickerson, Sunday, September 27, 2015