Pope v President

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

[President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama meet with Pope Benedict XVI on Friday.] Associated PressPresident Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama meet with Pope Benedict XVI on Friday.

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.

read the entire article at
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB124724686640624383.html

there were some comments to be made so I made them at
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB124724686640624383.html#articleTabs=comments#comment302388
and
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB124724686640624383.html#articleTabs=comments#comment302402

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