Sunday, July 12, 2009

The Obamas Meet the Pope

Barack Obama met Pope Benedict XVI for the first time as President of the United States. First Lady Michelle Obama accompanied him to the sitting, which took place in the pope's Vatican library on Friday.

According to the Associated Press, Pope Benedict XVI underscored the church's opposition to abortion and stem cell research during the 30-minute meeting. The president and the pope also reportedly discussed immigration, foreign aid, and the road to peace in the Middle East.

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