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President Obama Plans to Visit Pope Francis in March (AF1 European Vacation)
usnews ^ | January 21, 2014 | Allie Bidwell

Posted on 01/22/2014 10:10:44 AM PST by Red Steel

The president will stop in Vatican City as part of European tour

President Barack Obama will travel to Italy in March to meet with Pope Francis for the first time, the White House announced Tuesday.

The March 27 visit to the Vatican comes as part of a European tour during which Obama will also visit the Netherlands, Belgium and Italy.

"The president looks forward to discussing with Pope Francis their shared commitment to fighting poverty and growing inequality," said a White House statement.

Before arriving in Vatican City, Obama will spend two days in the Netherlands participating in the Nuclear Security Summit, hosted by the Dutch government. Those gathered will discuss security processes for nuclear materials, the statement said.


TOPICS: Extended News; Foreign Affairs
KEYWORDS: obama; pope

1 posted on 01/22/2014 10:10:44 AM PST by Red Steel
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To: Red Steel

How much will this vacation and exploitative photo-op cost the US taxpayer?


2 posted on 01/22/2014 10:13:07 AM PST by Oliviaforever
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To: Red Steel

He’ll ask to have the crosses taken down before he visits, so not to offend his muslim friends?


3 posted on 01/22/2014 10:15:55 AM PST by SIRTRIS
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To: Red Steel

As the Vicar of Christ, the Pope should not meet with Lucifer.


4 posted on 01/22/2014 10:16:47 AM PST by grumpygresh (Democrats delenda est. New US economy: Fascism on top, Socialism on the bottom.)
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To: Red Steel

Oops, the rest of the article:

“Obama will then travel to Brussels for a meeting with presidents of the European Council and the European Commission, and will also hold meetings with Belgian government officials and with NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen.

While in Italy, Obama will also meet with Italian President Giorgio Napolitano and Prime Minister Enrico Letta.

Secretary of State John Kerry visited the Vatican last week, paving the way for Obama’s visit. Kerry did not meet with the pope, but instead discussed the Syrian civil war and health care reform with his Vatican counterpart, Archbishop Pietro Parolin.

While meeting with the Vatican’s secretary of state, Kerry let slip that a meeting between Obama and the pope was forthcoming.

“I know that the Holy Father is anticipating the visit of President Obama here, and the president is looking forward to coming here to meet him,” he said.

Obama and first lady Michelle Obama visited the Vatican in 2009 to meet with Pope Francis’ predecessor, Pope Benedict XVI. “


5 posted on 01/22/2014 10:18:18 AM PST by Red Steel
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If this is Wednesday, this must be Rome.


6 posted on 01/22/2014 10:19:01 AM PST by showme_the_Glory (ILLEGAL: prohibited by law. ALIEN: Owing political allegiance to another country or government)
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"The president looks forward to discussing with Pope Francis their shared commitment to fighting poverty and growing inequality," said a White House statement.

So far he's done a pretty good job of growing inequality...

7 posted on 01/22/2014 10:23:17 AM PST by WayneS (Respect the 2nd Amendment; Repeal the 16th (and 17th))
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To: Oliviaforever

“O” just wants to expand his ‘selfie’ library.

THAT will be interesting....and embarassing!


8 posted on 01/22/2014 10:24:57 AM PST by SMARTY ("When you blame others, you give up your power to change." Robert Anthony)
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To: Red Steel

ahhhhh...the left’s BFF meets the ONE. Should be a hoot.


9 posted on 01/22/2014 10:28:41 AM PST by Tula Git (There IS a coup in America and it's on track and almost complete.)
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To: Red Steel

Why? Did the Vatican build a golf course?


10 posted on 01/22/2014 10:28:52 AM PST by albie (ve`)
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Barry going out of his way to do Amsterdam. There’s a shock! /sarc


11 posted on 01/22/2014 10:29:42 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Red Steel

This idiot takes almost as many vacations as the Griswolds.


12 posted on 01/22/2014 10:30:55 AM PST by NCC-1701 (I am proud of what America USED TO BE.)
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To: Red Steel

Maybe the Pope is doing an exorcism?


13 posted on 01/22/2014 10:31:34 AM PST by 12th_Monkey (One man one vote is a big fail, when the "one" man is an idiot.)
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To: Red Steel
Just heard the Pope's published comments on the March for Life!

How will a U. S. President who uses euphemisms to describe what is clearly a denial of the right to liberty for unborn children, even those who may, accidentally, have survived attempted abortion, carry on meaningful dialogue with a Pope committed to the teachings of that One who commanded, "Suffer (allow)little children, and forbid them not . . . ."?

14 posted on 01/22/2014 10:35:44 AM PST by loveliberty2
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“The president looks forward to discussing with Pope Francis their shared commitment to fighting poverty and growing inequality,” said a White House statement.

By making a preemptive bid, the Kenyan Pretender is attempting dictate the agenda. Will the WH be successful? According to a toady Press it will be.

15 posted on 01/22/2014 10:48:23 AM PST by YHAOS
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Will Michelle Antoinette be accompanying His Majesty as he brings peace and prosperity to Europe?


16 posted on 01/22/2014 10:50:47 AM PST by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: albie

lol


17 posted on 01/22/2014 10:58:07 AM PST by Kackikat
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To: Fresh Wind

Not unless they are serving cake.


18 posted on 01/22/2014 10:58:31 AM PST by Kackikat
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To: loveliberty2

Social justice....which Pope Francis has said he supports.


19 posted on 01/22/2014 10:59:18 AM PST by Kackikat
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To: Red Steel

The anti-Christ and the False Prophet get together.


20 posted on 01/22/2014 11:02:26 AM PST by Old Yeller
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“...their shared commitment to fighting poverty and growing inequality...”

If the Pope doesn’t make clear that he does NOT share Obama’s commitment to coercive redistribution by government, then the Pope is part of the problem.

If the Pope allows photos of himself shaking hands with Obama, and laughing, and smiling, the Pope is as much of the problem as Dolan and O’Malley.


21 posted on 01/22/2014 11:07:19 AM PST by Arthur McGowan
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To: Red Steel

Time for a “ROAD TRIP”

I wonder whether there will be enough snow on the hill in Aspen so the Mooch and her spawns can take some much needed time off??


22 posted on 01/22/2014 12:02:15 PM PST by Noob1999 (Loose Lips, Sink Ships)
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Obama and first lady Michelle Obama visited the Vatican in 2009 to meet with Pope Francis’ predecessor, Pope Benedict XVI.

And the Church and the World survived. It will this time too.

23 posted on 01/22/2014 3:34:16 PM PST by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: Red Steel

Baraq: “So..uh, who’s this Jesus guy? Uh.. ya think he might throw some cash my way? I-uh... I give away phones to the poor, ya know. Hey...uh, let’s go on up to that balcony of yours, I got me some...uh... wavin’ to do.”


24 posted on 01/22/2014 4:49:06 PM PST by Blogatron (Fight Boner)
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To: Red Steel

Stop in Netherlands to fill the drug cabinet.


25 posted on 01/23/2014 3:57:23 AM PST by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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