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WH: Obama to meet Pope Francis in March
The Deacon's Bench ^ | January 21, 2014

Posted on 01/21/2014 3:19:01 PM PST by NYer

Details:

President Obama will meet with Pope Francis on March 27, capping a European trip that will take him to 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 statement from White House press secretary Jay Carney.

During his trip in late March, Obama will participate in a nuclear security summit in the Netherlands and a U.S.-European Union summit in Belgium.

Obama also traveled to Vatican City in 2009 to meet with Pope Benedict XVI.

Carney’s statement in full:

“As part of the United States’ ongoing consultations with our allies and partners in Europe and beyond, President Obama will travel to the Netherlands, Belgium, and Italy in March 2014. While in the Netherlands on March 24-25, the President will participate in the Nuclear Security Summit, hosted by the Dutch government, where world leaders will highlight progress made to secure nuclear materials and commit to future steps to prevent nuclear terrorism. He will also hold bilateral events with Dutch officials.

“From the Netherlands, the President will travel to Brussels on March 26 for a U.S.-EU Summit with the Presidents of the European Council and the European Commission. This will be President Obama’s first visit to the EU institutions. While in Belgium, the President will also hold bilateral events with Belgian Government officials and with the NATO Secretary General.

“The President will continue on to Vatican City on March 27 to meet with His Holiness, Pope Francis. The President looks forward to discussing with Pope Francis their shared commitment to fighting poverty and growing inequality. In Rome, the President will meet with President (Giorgio) Napolitano and Prime Minister (Enrico) Letta.

“Further details will be provided at a later time.”



TOPICS: Catholic; Current Events; Religion & Politics
KEYWORDS: 3rdthread; abortion; banglist; bho44; deathpanels; homosexualagenda; obamaandgod; obamacare; popefrancis; romancatholicism; vatican; zerocare

1 posted on 01/21/2014 3:19:01 PM PST by NYer
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To: NYer
President Obama will meet with Pope Francis on March 27, capping a European trip that will take him to the Netherlands, Belgium, and Italy.

IB4TPWM

2 posted on 01/21/2014 3:20:15 PM PST by Alex Murphy ("the defacto Leader of the FR Calvinist Protestant Brigades")
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To: Tax-chick; GregB; Berlin_Freeper; SumProVita; narses; bboop; SevenofNine; Ronaldus Magnus; tiki; ...

10 Things Obama Might Say to Pope Francis

President Barack Obama will meet with Pope Francis for the first time on March 27 at the Vatican, the White House announced Tuesday.

Here's some thoughts on what Obama might say to the pope.

1) Promise, "If you like your Church you can keep your Church."

2) Say thoughtfully, "If I had a son, I think he'd be Pope."

3) Hand Pope Francis a DVD of his speech at Notre Dame and say "you're welcome."

Please continue reading this ridiculousness at The National Catholic Register>>>


Second attempt at posting this information. Hopefully, the Admin Mod will not pull this thread.


3 posted on 01/21/2014 3:20:19 PM PST by NYer ("The wise man is the one who can save his soul. - St. Nimatullah Al-Hardini)
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To: NYer

Reagan used to meet John Paul to work out how to free people from godless communism. This is pretty much the opposite.


4 posted on 01/21/2014 3:22:03 PM PST by Track9 (hey Kalid.. kalid.. bang you're dead)
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To: NYer; Admin Moderator
Second attempt at posting this information. Hopefully, the Admin Mod will not pull this thread.

Why fear the Admin Mod?

5 posted on 01/21/2014 3:22:16 PM PST by Alex Murphy ("the defacto Leader of the FR Calvinist Protestant Brigades")
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To: NYer

Maybe he can present he Pope with a list of aborted babies which Obama ardently supports.


6 posted on 01/21/2014 3:22:45 PM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: NYer

What was the reason for the thread being pulled?


7 posted on 01/21/2014 3:22:56 PM PST by mlizzy ("If people spent an hour a week in Eucharistic Adoration, abortion would be ended." --Mother Teresa)
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To: NYer

Let us pray for this meeting. Personally, I think that Mr. Obama wants to *use* Pope Francis for some sort of approval of his (Obama’s) own plans, which are FAR different from those of the Pope.


8 posted on 01/21/2014 3:32:10 PM PST by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo....Sum Pro Vita - Modified Descartes)
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To: Track9

Yes, I have some worries about Pope Francis. He’s got the usual Latin American sentimental leftism, made worse by the heavy Italian intellectual influence in Argentina, and even worse by the Argentinian and European love of statism, and is extremely into the grand gesture that he believes to be “pastoral,” without thinking about the consequences. He’s also very naive.

We know that Obama will be an ass, but Obama is very confident about his meeting with the Pope and I have seen several reports that he was very eager to arrange this. I think he felt that the Church was the one institutional enemy that he had, and while treasonous people such as Jenkins of Notre Dame weakened the Church’s power, he knows that if he gets the Pope to come out and support him - which Francis probably will do - he will have destroyed Catholic opposition in this country


9 posted on 01/21/2014 3:37:32 PM PST by livius
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To: SumProVita
I think that Mr. Obama wants to *use* Pope Francis for some sort of approval of his (Obama’s) own plans,

Income Inequality and use it as a springboard towards Nov-14'.

10 posted on 01/21/2014 3:38:47 PM PST by taildragger (The E-GOP won't know what hit them, The Party of Reagan is almost here, hang tight folks....)
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To: livius

wont happen, don’t worry.


11 posted on 01/21/2014 3:47:03 PM PST by frogjerk (We are conservatives. Not libertarians, not "fiscal conservatives", not moderates)
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To: NYer

Why?


12 posted on 01/21/2014 3:48:39 PM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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Nothing but a photo op for the 2014 elections.

We can only hope that Francis does what Benedict did to Pelosi: deny photos being taken of them together.


13 posted on 01/21/2014 3:48:52 PM PST by BlessedBeGod (Democrats are Cruz'n for a Bruisin' in 2016. / Obama=Unspeakable Audacity)
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To: NYer

If I were the Pope, I wouldn’t stand too close to the Obamanation — thunder, lightning, hail, toads, locusts.................I’d also watch out for an eruption of Mt. Etna or Mt. Vesuvius.


14 posted on 01/21/2014 3:54:12 PM PST by Polyxene (Out of the depths I have cried to Thee, O Lord; Lord, hear my voice.)
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To: livius

I absolutely agree.. and it is very dangerous.


15 posted on 01/21/2014 3:55:57 PM PST by Track9 (hey Kalid.. kalid.. bang you're dead)
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To: Alex Murphy

You’re quick you dog.


16 posted on 01/21/2014 4:06:04 PM PST by xone
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To: Alex Murphy; GreyFriar
Why fear the Admin Mod?

Fear? What in my comment led you to that notion? My original post was from Catholic Herald and pulled because it conflicted with ... "Updated FR Excerpt and Link Only or Deny Posting List due to Copyright Complaints."

Really?!! I am familiar with those posting regulations and Catholic Herald is not listed. I freepmailed the Admin Mod for more specifics but ... not surprisingly ... no response. Still waiting ... patiently ... and, not in fear.

17 posted on 01/21/2014 4:06:44 PM PST by NYer ("The wise man is the one who can save his soul. - St. Nimatullah Al-Hardini)
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To: mlizzy
What was the reason for the thread being pulled?

See my post #17.

18 posted on 01/21/2014 4:08:18 PM PST by NYer ("The wise man is the one who can save his soul. - St. Nimatullah Al-Hardini)
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To: SumProVita
Let us pray for this meeting. Personally, I think that Mr. Obama wants to *use* Pope Francis for some sort of approval of his (Obama’s) own plans, which are FAR different from those of the Pope.

No doubt Obama understands they are on opposite poles insofar as abortion but he will probably explain this away as "separating his faith from politics". Ditto for the HHS mandate. But he will grab the moment to share "concern for the poor" and seek approbation for his financial policies, etc. When Nancy Pelosi met with Pope Benedict, photographers were not allowed. Obama would love nothing more than a photo of him shaking hands with Pope Francis that can be used to uphold his political agenda. I agree whole heartedly with you ... we need to pray for this meeting.

19 posted on 01/21/2014 4:19:58 PM PST by NYer ("The wise man is the one who can save his soul. - St. Nimatullah Al-Hardini)
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To: freekitty

See my post #17.


20 posted on 01/21/2014 4:20:57 PM PST by NYer ("The wise man is the one who can save his soul. - St. Nimatullah Al-Hardini)
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To: NYer

Birds of a feather. Socialism, communism or whatever. Support this destructive murderous nonsense and you are not prolife.


21 posted on 01/21/2014 4:23:17 PM PST by all the best (`~!)
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To: frogjerk

I hope not. I’m very concerned about this meeting. I don’t think Pope Francis really would support Obama, but sometimes it doesn’t appear to me that the Pope thinks about the effect of his words before he opens his mouth. In addition, he seems to have no fondness for the US and I think he may try to show this to gain street creds. Of course, Obama hates the US too, so they may agree in this subject.

Also, the Pope’s only American advisors now are Cardinal O’Malley, who is sort of a mixed bag, and Cardinal Wuerl, who would probably be more eager to kiss the hand of Obama or any Dem than that of the Pope himself.


22 posted on 01/21/2014 4:25:34 PM PST by livius
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To: NYer
it'll be just another DeathCARE/IRS distraction ('Rat s.o.p.)
anything to change the subject.

23 posted on 01/21/2014 4:34:19 PM PST by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Caligula / 0'Reid / 0'Pelosi)
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To: NYer
Why fear the Admin Mod? Fear? What in my comment led you to that notion? My original post was from Catholic Herald and pulled because it conflicted with ... "Updated FR Excerpt and Link Only or Deny Posting List due to Copyright Complaints." Really?!! I am familiar with those posting regulations and Catholic Herald is not listed. I freepmailed the Admin Mod for more specifics but ... not surprisingly ... no response.

Sauce for the gander!

24 posted on 01/21/2014 4:40:32 PM PST by Alex Murphy ("the defacto Leader of the FR Calvinist Protestant Brigades")
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To: NYer; Alex Murphy

Agenda:

1. Income redistribution

Meeting adjourned


25 posted on 01/21/2014 4:45:21 PM PST by Gamecock (Celebrating 20,000 posts of dubious quality.)
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To: NYer

Just before tetra. 4 blood moons.
Watch israel btwn April 2014 and oct 2015
only happened 4x in last 500 yrs.


26 posted on 01/21/2014 4:47:11 PM PST by Donnafrflorida (Thru HIM all things are possible.)
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To: Sacajaweau
That the Pope would sit down with this murderer is unconscionable.
27 posted on 01/21/2014 5:34:09 PM PST by onedoug
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To: NYer

Would be exorcism LOL!

BTW NYER have you troll the UK Wednesday papers YET

Even Mafia bosses think Pope Francis is okay

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/religion/the-pope/10587973/Pope-Francis-is-great-claim-jailed-Italian-mafia-bosses.html


28 posted on 01/21/2014 5:56:39 PM PST by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media bases belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: onedoug

if I were pope....I would ask Obama....you really told your daughters they could kill their babies. then I would walk away.


29 posted on 01/21/2014 6:05:07 PM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: Donnafrflorida

What’s your point?


30 posted on 01/21/2014 6:14:25 PM PST by NYer ("The wise man is the one who can save his soul. - St. Nimatullah Al-Hardini)
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To: NYer

Just the timing was interesting.
look up tetra four blood moons


31 posted on 01/21/2014 6:27:26 PM PST by Donnafrflorida (Thru HIM all things are possible.)
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To: NYer

I would begin to take Francis seriously if he announced he would not be meeting Obama because he is a baby-murdering, lawless persecutor of the Catholic Church.


32 posted on 01/21/2014 7:13:29 PM PST by Arthur McGowan
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To: livius

http://tinyurl.com/southbendscandal


33 posted on 01/21/2014 7:14:59 PM PST by Arthur McGowan
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To: NYer

If Francis allows photographers into this meeting with a mass-murderer, it will confirm that he is truly, absolutely clueless.


34 posted on 01/21/2014 7:18:09 PM PST by Arthur McGowan
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To: NYer
10 Things Obama Might Say to Pope Francis

President Barack Obama will meet with Pope Francis for the first time on March 27 at the Vatican, the White House announced Tuesday. Here's some thoughts on what Obama might say to the pope.

1) Promise, "If you like your Church you can keep your Church."

2) Say thoughtfully, "If I had a son, I think he'd be Pope."

3) Hand Pope Francis a DVD of his speech at Notre Dame and say "you're welcome."

Please continue reading this ridiculousness at The National Catholic Register>>>

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(A couple quick updates...)

11)   I'll reopen that American embassy in the Vatican if you really change the rules of the Catholic Church (so that my lying lackeys in the American mainstream media do not have to just pretend that you changed these rules), and officially declare that:

A.   Abortion is fine.

B.   Homosexual behavior/activities/marriage are all fine.

C.   All athiests and communists (like myself, Biden, Sebelius, Pelosi, Cuomo, etc.) can all get into heaven without changing our evil ways, or doing anything at all.

D.   You will completely remove or cover up all the crucifixes and statues of Jesus and Mary in America, and you will replace all of them with my own personal bobblehead doll likeness.

E.   Dolan will be made the next Pope.

F.   Rev. Jeremiah Wright will be made the next "Preacher to the Papal Household".

G.   You will make all those Catholic posters at "Free Republic" stop posting completely.

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12)   Can I borrow your Papal ferula (rod/staff/crosier) in order to scratch the end of my nose?    It is very itchy from that fly that was just there, and I can't quite reach the end of my nose with just my own arms.


35 posted on 01/21/2014 8:46:58 PM PST by Heart-Rest (Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap. Gal 6:7)
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To: Heart-Rest
(I was going to correct my glaring spelling error in that last post from "athiests" to "atheists", but then I remembered that screeching old hyena screeching "What difference does it make?!?!?!?")
36 posted on 01/21/2014 9:09:45 PM PST by Heart-Rest (Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap. Gal 6:7)
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To: livius
sometimes it doesn’t appear to me that the Pope thinks about the effect of his words before he opens his mouth.

Ya think?

37 posted on 01/21/2014 9:35:38 PM PST by Jeff Chandler (Obamacare: You can't make an omelette without breaking a few eggs.)
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To: NYer

One thing Pope Francis might say to President and Mrs. Obama:

“You two remind me of a couple from my country’s recent history...”


38 posted on 01/21/2014 11:41:32 PM PST by RichInOC (2013-14 Tiber Swim Team)
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To: NYer
...and I don’t mean the Kirchners.
39 posted on 01/21/2014 11:42:49 PM PST by RichInOC (2013-14 Tiber Swim Team)
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