Obama to meet with Pope Francis

Obama to meet with Pope Francis

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama will meet with Pope Francis at the Vatican as part of a European trip scheduled for March.
  
The White House says Obama "looks forward to discussing with Pope Francis their shared commitment to fighting poverty and growing inequality" during their meeting.
  
Obama had an audience with the previous pope, Benedict XVI, in 2009. At that time, the Vatican underscored the deep disagreement between them on abortion.
  
The March 27 meeting with Francis will follow a nuclear security summit hosted by the Netherlands and an economic summit in Belgium.

Print this article Back to Top

Comments