VATICAN CITY (RNS) According to an official statement from the Vatican, Pope Francis and President Obama discussed immigration reform and “the exercise of the rights to religious freedom, life and conscientious objection.”
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WASHINGTON (RNS) Two smiling, confident and charismatic leaders will meet at the Vatican this week, each with the opportunity to touch the heart of the other.
(RNS) The potential for a robust alliance between the White House and the nation’s largest church fizzled almost from the start of Obama’s candidacy in 2007, and a relationship that started badly went downhill when he was elected.
ROME (RNS) American and Vatican officials say the talks between Pope Francis and President Obama may disappoint those hoping for fireworks, and that the summit is going to focus on collaboration much more than conflict.
(RNS) By using the power of his pen to lift the minimum wage for federally contracted workers, President Obama is affirming the dignity and worth of all working people.
(RNS) Who can replace the “Jewish pope”? Here are 10 possible names to succeed Abe Foxman at the Anti-Defamation League.
(RNS) Facing criticism that he does not give religious freedom enough attention, President Obama devoted most of his National Prayer Breakfast address to the issue, naming people imprisoned for their beliefs and calling out specific nations.
(RNS) Does the current administration stand for religious freedom globally or does the delay in appointing an ambassador cast doubt on that stand? My answer: Yes.
ROME (RNS) A short release from the Holy See indicated the two men discussed health care reform, which has sparked intense opposition from American bishops.