Obama’s meeting with Pope Francis will be 29th between Pope, US president
March 20, 2014
President Barack Obama’s March 27 meeting with Pope Francis will be the 29th meeting between a Pope and a US president, according to the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.
The first such meeting took place in 1919, when President Woodrow Wilson met with Pope Benedict XV at the Vatican; the most recent was President Obama’s meeting with Pope Benedict XVI in 2009.
- When a Pope Meets a U.S. President: 2014 (USCCB Blog)
- Obama to meet with Pope Francis in March (CWN, 1/21)