The Super Power and the Holy See: Obama meets Francis

First meeting

Barack Obama has met Pope Francis at the Vatican, Rome Reports has the story. Also inside, a history of US-Papal meetings and the BBC asks 'who's the people's favourite - Obama or Francis?'

In this video from Rome Reports, witness the historic first meeting of the American President and the Roman Pontiff. It is Mr Obama's second trip to the Vatican, but first meeting with Pope Francis. 

Watch as John Kerry, a Catholic, praises Francis, and see what gift the Pope chose to give the President, while telling him this one is not 'from the Pope' - but 'from Jorge Bergoglio.'

WATCH video at YouTube: Pope to Obama: This gift isn't from the 'Pope' but from Jorge Mario Bergoglio

LISTEN: Comprehensive Coverage on Vatican Radio: Pope Francis receives US President Barack Obama


President Obama meets Pope Francis for the first time (The Catholic Herald)

Obama, Pope Francis meet for first time (CNN)

Renzi: «Obama per noi un modello» (Corriere della Sera)


People's favourite - Barack Obama or Pope Francis? (BBC)

Meetings between Popes and U.S. Presidents date back nearly a century (Rome Reports/YouTube)


Msgr Figueiredo on Pope Francis-Obama meeting (Vatican Radio)

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