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Obama to meet with Pope Francis in March

January 21, 2014

US President Barack Obama will meet with Pope Francis at the Vatican on March 27, the White House has announced.

The January 21 announcement indicated that Obama would visit the Vatican during a trip to Europe that will include stops in the Netherlands, Belgium, and Italy. The White House said that Obama “looks forward to discussing with Pope Francis their shared commitment to fighting poverty and growing inequality.”


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  • Posted by: chasann113163 - Jan. 22, 2014 9:14 AM ET USA

    The truth is that Obama is hoping some of the Pope's popularity and favorable ratings will rub off on him. I hope Pope Francis will not be fooled by this fool.

  • Posted by: Defender - Jan. 21, 2014 3:51 PM ET USA

    Maybe the exorcism will be shown live?

  • Posted by: jg23753479 - Jan. 21, 2014 3:43 PM ET USA

    Perhaps we can look forward to another exorcism story?

  • Posted by: rpp - Jan. 21, 2014 2:42 PM ET USA

    I do not think this is a good idea. I fear that Vice-President Biden will have to be sworn in since President Obama may spontaneously burst into flames upon entering the Vatican.