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Biden, at Vatican, lauds Pope's compassion

April 29, 2016

American Vice President Joe Biden praised Pope Francis for his compassion during an April 29 address to a conference at the Vatican, mentioning that the Pontiff had offered him comfort when his son Beau died.

Speaking to an audience on regenerative medicine, Biden dedicated much of his time to his “Moonshot” initiative to defeat cancer, and said that many international leaders were prepared to join in the effort. He said that his greatest regret about his decision not to run for the White House was that he could not advance the plan as president.

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