Pope Francis Talked to President Obama About Religious Liberty

Pope Francis Talked to President Obama About Religious Liberty March 28, 2014


Early media reports made it sound as if the Holy Father and President Obama concentrated all their conversation on what the press termed “areas of agreement.”

It turns out that they were talking through their press badges.

According to Vatican Radio, Pope Francis and the Holy Father discussed “questions of particular relevance for the Church in that country, such as the exercise of the rights to religious freedom, life, and conscientious objection, as well as the issue of immigration reform.”

I believe that’s a polite way of saying that the Pope talked to the Prez about the HHS Mandate, and other administration attacks on religious freedom, as well as the president’s support for abortion, and embryonic stem cell research. 

Pope Francis has a history of being gentle in his dealings with ordinary folks and downright tough about the things he says to those with power and authority. I never thought for minute that he would make an exception for the President of the United States.

Will the Pope’s words affect President Obama’s actions? The knee jerk reaction is to say probably not. But I am someone who God turned upside down. I not only believe that the Holy Spirit can change people. I know He does. 

Let’s pray that something got through to our President. 

And in the meantime, let’s also thank God for giving us this good and holy man to be our Pope. 


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5 responses to “Pope Francis Talked to President Obama About Religious Liberty”

  1. Rebecca, I think you are right that Pope Francis would use this opportunity to do more than pat the President on the back. God changes us even conspicuously at times. All of us are in His reach, and He cherishes each of us. I will pray for President Obama.

  2. I think you mean that it “goes to prove that the traditional media is not the best source of information—or truth” since nothing in this article suggests that the President said that the focus was on areas of agreement.