Skip to comments.Two versions of Obama-Pope Francis discussion: Agreements, but some divergences
Posted on 03/27/2014 6:32:53 PM PDT by Beave Meister
VATICAN CITY ― There were gaffes and there were laughs, but U.S. President Barack Obama's visit to Rome clearly served its purpose, if the hope was to bask in the glow of the popular Pope Francis.
The day began with a stiff handshake between Obama and the pope, but the mood quickly lightened when the president quipped, His Holiness is probably the only person who has to undergo more protocol than me, after observing the whimsically dressed Swiss Guards and row of tuxedoed papal attendants when he was on his way to the pontifical library.
They shared a giggle when the lid to a box of coins the U.S. delegation gifted the pope came loose and the coins spilled and bounced loudly on the ornate marble floor, sending several clerics scrambling. When it happened a second time, no one could keep a straight face.
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It would SCARE me if the Pope and Obama really agreed on too many things.
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