Obama Meets Pope Francis, Looks For Catholic Boost

Barack Obama will meet Pope Francis for the first time Thursday for talks on a shared agenda to fight inequality.
Obama Meets Pope Francis, Looks For Catholic Boost

Via AFP:

US President Barack Obama spoke of his admiration for Pope Francis and invited him to the United States at their first talks on Thursday but got a reprimand for contraception clauses in his healthcare reform act.

Obama said he had been "extremely moved" by the Catholic leader's message of compassion for the needy and said their conversation had focussed on the need to address "growing inequality" and to show "empathy".

"His Holiness has the capacity to open people's eyes," Obama said at a joint press conference with Prime Minister Matteo Renzi after his Vatican visit.

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