This is from 2 weeks ago but relevant. It seems the President did not read his “take away” book.
Pope Presses Obama on Contentious Points
By STACY MEICHTRY and DAVIDE BERRETTA
VATICAN CITY — Pope Benedict XVI pressed his case against abortion rights and embryonic stem-cell research during his first meeting with U.S. President Barack Obama, gently but firmly emphasizing the biggest conflicts between the White House and the Vatican.
The 35-minute meeting was a carefully choreographed event that aimed to set the tone for relations between the Vatican and the Obama administration. Like many U.S. presidents before him, Mr. Obama’s visit to the Vatican was an occasion to strengthen his credentials among religious voters, in particular the 67 million Roman Catholic Americans.
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