Obama downplays ‘schisms’ with pope after meeting at Vatican

by Justin Sink, The Hill
March 28, 2014

President Obama and Pope Francis spoke at length about shared concerns on foreign policy and income inequality during their historic meeting at the Vatican, President Obama said Thursday.

But Vatican officials also raised social issues, including the birth-control mandate in ObamaCare and abortion, the Vatican said.

Obama told reporters that “the largest bulk of the time” was spent discussing two central concerns of the pope: growing inequality and “how elusive peace is around the world.”
He downplayed the Catholic Church’s concerns over the provision of the Affordable Care Act that requires employers to provide different forms of birth control as part of their insurance plans.

“We actually didn’t talk a lot about social schisms,” Obama said.

1 Comment - what are your thoughts?

  • karin zoanelli says:

    now who are we going to believe? a man who has lied to the American people time andtime again – or the Holy Father? not even a question – the Holy Father does not lie!!!!!just another story of the mouth of the liar-in-chief.

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