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Monday, 31 March 2014
Obama meets Pope Francis : Tale of two hypocrites…helping the poor while covering the priests that sodomise them …..loving the poor but looting them through indulgences (pope Francis)…..aiding the poor while assisting corporations to plunder their resources (Obama).
One leader whose met for the first time Thursday when President Obama visited Pope Francis at the Vatican.
who has seen his approval numbers decline since he took office in 2009,
met for about 50 minutes with the pope, who has become one of the
world's most popular leaders since becoming leader of the Roman Catholic
Church a year ago.
Pope Francis and President Obama at the Vatican on Thursday. It was their first meeting.
"It is a great honor. I'm a great admirer," Obama said to the
pope, according to reporters who were with the two men before the doors
closed on their private meeting. "Thank you so much for receiving me."
As NPR's Sylvia Poggioli ,
there was no official agenda for the meeting. But the two men were sure
to discuss such global hot spots as Syria, Ukraine and central Africa,
she said. Also, "an issue that's very important for the Vatican is the
plight of Christian minorities in the Middle East," Sylvia said.
subject on which the pope could express some disagreement with the
president is contraception and the provisions in the president's health
care program that require some employers to provide insurance that pays
According to reporters traveling with Obama, the
president presented the pope with a gift: "a custom-made seed chest
featuring a variety of fruit and vegetable seeds used in the White House
The gift was inspired in part by an announcement
earlier this year that the pope was opening the gardens of his papal
summer residence to the public.
According to the White House:
chest is made from American leather, and features reclaimed wood from
the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Assumption of the Blessed
Virgin Mary, which is one of the oldest Catholic cathedrals built in the
United States. ...
"In keeping with the spirit of the gift,
Thomas Jefferson's Monticello will donate seeds that will yield several
tons of produce to a charity of Pope Francis' choosing."
Update at 9:40 a.m. ET. Pope Francis Gives Obama Two Medallions And 'The Joy Of The Gospel':
Francis gave the president two medallions that symbolize "the need for
solidarity and peace between the northern and southern hemispheres,"
writes Carrie Budoff Brown, one of the journalists in the "pool" that
accompanied the president to the Vatican.
The pope's other gift, she reports, was a copy of his , or The Joy of the Gospel. Among the things the pope calls for in that apostolic exhortation: a renewed focus on helping the world's poor.
Obama told the pope he would read Evangelii Gaudium in the Oval Office.
one point Thursday, Obama joked that the pope "is probably the only
person in the world who has to put up with more protocol than me."