I din’t expect this one to go so well…..but I’m kind of glad it did. In fact it better be right, I hope they are for Mr. Obama’s sake….because if not he’s going to have a long life ahead of him.
By Halimah Abdullah
(CNN) — President Barack Obama gave Pope Francis a bag of seeds as a gift, a fitting token as their first-ever meeting provided a fresh start of sorts between the administration and Catholic leadership after years of strained relations.
“These, I think, are carrots,” Obama told the Pontiff, showing him one pouch. The seeds were inside a box made from timber from the first cathedral to open in the United States, in Baltimore.
The two world leaders greeted each other with a smile and a handshake, and posed for pictures before sitting down across a table from each other.
It was an important meeting that had its share of light moments.
The President at one point quipped, “His Holiness is probably the only person in the world who has to put up with more protocol.”
The goal of the meeting: Focus on areas where two of the…
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