Obama Wants to Meet Pope Francis

The White House said the president is planning to meet the pontiff “in the near future”

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The White House said Tuesday that President Barack Obama is planning to meet Pope Francis, but did not say when or where the meeting might take place.

“The president very much looks forward to meeting Pope Francis at some point in the near future but we don’t have any specific travel to announce today,” a National Security Council spokesperson told TIME.

The comments came on the same day Secretary of State John Kerry met with a top official at the Vatican. In remarks after that meeting, Kerry stressed “the common interest of Pope Francis and President Obama in addressing poverty and extreme poverty on a global basis.”

“The Holy Father is anticipating the visit of President Obama here, and the president is looking forward to coming here to meet with him,” Kerry added. “So much was agreed on as a mutual agenda this morning, and I’m particularly pleased to know that the Holy Father… will continue to speak out about peace in the Middle East.”

-with reporting from Zeke J Miller

12 comments
FrankMcCarthy
FrankMcCarthy

The "Beast" ..666 Barack Obama  is set to meet the false Prophet of Revelation.  

reallife
reallife

maybe they could set an hour or so aside for confession...



LOL

ChrisGobin
ChrisGobin

Obama would ignite into a ball of flame and burn to ash and cinder the moment he shook the Popes Holy hand...lol

jmac
jmac

Who wouldn't want to meet this new judge-not Pope who wants to concentrate on the poor and has surrounded himself with moderates?  

JohnNagel
JohnNagel

@jmac The real question is, why would the Pope want to meet with obama - a lying POS serial drone assassin and massive human rights abuser who says "im good at killing people"?

jmac
jmac

@JohnNagel @jmac Because the Pope might appreciate a targeted hit on a person rather than an invasion or troops on the ground that kill many more innocent.  This Pope isn't the idiot Obama haters are.  

JohnNagel
JohnNagel

@jmac @JohnNagel  its a well publicized fact that either drone strikes or invasions just create more terrorists. negotiated solutions are the way more than 80 percent of terrorist situations are resolved, ..."A targeted hit" on an innocent person? The guy said he's good at killing people...lets just say if i were Pope, i would have a full schedule.


http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2013/nov/4/obama-brag-new-book-im-really-good-killing-drones/


A former US official says every kill creates 40-60 new enemies. Make sense to you, "idiot?"

http://antiwar.com/blog/2013/10/24/former-us-official-for-every-yemen-terrorist-us-drones-kill-40-60-new-enemies-are-created/


see also: 
http://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/139454/audrey-kurth-cronin/why-drones-fail