Obama Meets Pope Francis, Stressing Fight Against Inequality

U.S. President Barack Obama highlighted growing gaps between rich and poor ahead of his first meeting on Thursday (March 27) with Pope Francis, an event that was expected to focus on the fight against poverty and skirt moral controversies over abortion and gay rights. As he arrived at the Vatican, Obama and his delegation were led past the ceremonial Swiss Guard through a richly frescoed hall before being escorted into a room where he and the pope shook hands warmly.

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