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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.


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  • Posted by: normnuke - Mar. 20, 2014 12:51 PM ET USA

    Politicians of the left like to show off how respectful they are of the superstitions of voters.