In this episode of Greta Talk, the On the Record host chats with the 2012 presidential candidate from the Basilica in DC about Pope Francis’ first visit to the U.S. The pair discuss scandal in the Catholic Church, who it was that inspired Newt to convert, and Pope Francis’ late night popcorn runs?
Pope Benedict XVI, who resigned in 2013, visited New York City in April 2008. He arrives back at the White House about 450p.
Is Pope Francis a breath of fresh air, throwing Vatican windows wide open to the world again, heralding a new day for the Catholic Church? But the relationship between popes and presidents is seen as important by both sides. Pope John Paul II, Pope Benedict, Pope Francis, you name him!
As he entered St. Matthew’s cathedral, many braced for a stormy confrontation between a pope and an episcopate that the secular news media has sought to pit against each other. Seeing the 1.2 billion people the Pope stands to anger with his more radical perspectives, we have few excuses not to aim to be better, more reasonable people.
“They probably thought that it was probably too political a venue for them to appear at”.
However, there is no evidence that the pope actually meant to aim the rebuke at communist dictators. “There was not one person who was not moved by meeting the Holy Father”. At that time, Ronald Reagan, the new president of the United States, had his finger on the button and seemed to be itching to press it. It was during Reagan’s presidency that the USA established full diplomatic relations with the Holy See.
Alazraki, the Vatican correspondent for the Mexican television station Televisa, has gotten to know the popes so well she was called as a witness by the Vatican during the beatification process for John Paul II, whom she covered for 26 years.
Ike’s 1959 meeting had its lighter moments.
The Italian-born pope had just observed that he had mastered Bulgarian, French and Turkish but struggled with the language of Shakespeare. Jokingly, he added, “He and Obama may disagree a bit on which of them is more infallible”. More has changed in the last 50 years in the Catholic Church than had changed in the previous 500 years. He visited St. Louis and President Clinton met him there.
“I just think the pope is wrong”, said Mr Christie, who is Catholic, on Sunday. Then, following his trip to Palestine, the pope named as saints two Palestinian nuns and referred to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas as “an angel of peace” when Abbas traveled to Rome for the canonization ceremony.
The Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps performs its Yankee Doodle routine. But it wasn’t until 1979 – practically yesterday in historical terms – that a pope called on the White House.
“He just made himself at ease, right at home”. His visit to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue ran almost three and a half hours and was a packed schedule, chronicled in then-president Jimmy Carter’s detailed daily diary.
For a quarter-century, more American Catholics felt their church was out of touch with their needs than the other way around.
Despite his many warm interactions with gay people, Francis has already shown clear disconnects with reality in his preparations for this trip. There was an hourlong reception as well. He addressed the pope as “Sir”, rather than the customary “Your Holiness.” and leaned far back in his chair with one leg thrown informally over another, instead of adopting the ramrod-straight physical posture more commonly seen in the pontiff’s presence.
George W. Bush had several meetings with popes, with the talks at times clouded by opposition to the Iraq War by both John Paul and Benedict XVI.
“When Francis was announced as pope, Bradford said he was pleased with the Cardinals for making an “outside of the box” decision and impressed with Francis” humility. He prayed there while a little girl waved a Palestinian flag and camera shutters sounded around him. And “there was a birthday cake by the White House pastry chef”, Nicholson said.
Pope Benedict/Ratzinger condemned homosexual acts as “an intrinsic moral evil” and homosexuality as “an objective disorder”. The Catholics knelt and Wilson bowed his head for the blessing.