Biden's meeting with Pope Francis will be both official and deeply personal

Posted on AllSides October 28th, 2021
From The Left
Joe Biden, Pope Francis, religion and faith
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Ahead of President Biden's visit with Pope Francis on Friday, a question was posed in a White House briefing about whether the meeting will be "personal or formal," and the answer from national security adviser Jake Sullivan was, "Both."

Biden is just the second Catholic president, and while John F. Kennedy took pains to downplay his faith, Biden often places it front and center. He quoted St. Augustine in his inaugural address and regularly cites Pope Francis in speeches.

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