Obama reverent on Vatican visit

Pope, president skip differences, focus on poverty, war

Posted: March 28, 2014 at 2:55 a.m.

President Barack Obama is welcomed by Archbishop George Gaenswein, prefect of the papal household, as he arrives Thursday at the Vatican to meet Pope Francis.

President Barack Obama offered his respect Thursday to a pope who has excited Catholics and non-Catholics alike and refocused the world’s largest religious institution on the issues of poverty and inequality that the president has set as themes of his second term.

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