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Biden meets pope

Wonderful, like the good old days. Ceremonial, private, no photo ops. A few pics released to the press. Classy.

Biden met with French President Emmanuel Macron

A refreshing difference between a REAL president, and....the former guy....humility and self-awareness....

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Wonderful, like the good old days. Ceremonial, private, no photo ops. A few pics released to the press. Classy

Classy? Saying you’re the only Irishman that ever had a drink and that you want to go drinking with the Pope…decorum was never one of Biden’s strong suits.

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"What we did was clumsy, it was not done with a lot of grace," Biden told Macron in Rome

Pretty humiliating thing to say to Macron. Is it possible to screw someone over with grace?

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Classy? Saying you’re the only Irishman that ever had a drink and that you want to go drinking with the Pope…decorum was never one of Biden’s strong suits.

Do you like decorum, grace and class in a president?

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Vomit.

And the issue of sexual abuse of children by catholic priests was sidestepped.

Warriors of peace ?

Abortion is both - freedom of choice and also murder.

Its unethical to force a woman to birth a rapists or terrorist baby and not all pregnancies are of healthy fetus.

And how on earth did they managed to have a discussion on-" the protection of human rights , including freedom of religion and conscience " and sidestepping the abortion issue ??

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ok can you move on now to handle the business of the American people? Or for more personal stuff to do still?

Do you like the capacity to focus on handling the business of the American people rather than personal stuff in a president?

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actually no he didn’t

Yes he did. Which one didn't he violate?

the Pope ignoring Biden policy on abortions is like meeting Muhammad Ali and never mentioning boxing.

lmao no it's not. Biden may be pro-choice, but that's hardly the only reason the people chose him for president.

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“Pro choice” Catholic. Is that a thing now?

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“Pro choice” Catholic. Is that a thing now?

Apparently the Pope doesn't care. Why do you?

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Because I would like to know what else has been “changed” in church doctrine just not politically embarrass a specific politician.

if abortion is to be ignored then public statements that someone is a “good”Catholic should also be left unsaid.

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if abortion is to be ignored then public statements that someone is a “good”Catholic should also be left unsaid.

Imagine being this being hung up on abortion, but not caring at all what happens to the kid after they're born. What a "great" person. Really.

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Yesterday, in another forum, someone quoted “Catholic statistics for North American” countries:

- “Declining but 29% of Canadians, 22% of Americans and 82% of Mexicans are still Catholic.” -*

Since its been brought up here, may we have similar statistics for the EU?

… And, not to exclude anyone, but as matter of balancing perspectives to this current commentary, perhaps include the U.K. (England, Scotland, Wales & Northern Ireland?) and the Republic of Ireland?:

*@zichi 10:42am: **The majority of people in the EU are Catholics and support the right of women to choose and same sex marriages.”*

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if abortion is to be ignored then public statements that someone is a “good”Catholic should also be left unsaid.

I have no time for any religious dogma, but as far as I’m aware, the Pope the head of the Catholic Church, and is surely in a better position than you or I to judge who is ‘good’ in his particular stripe of Christianity.

I don’t know what the pope’s assessment of Biden is as a Catholic, or what criteria is used to come to that judgement, but agreeing to a meeting seems to indicate he doesn’t see Biden as beyond the pale.

You seem to have a very clear criteria regarding who is a ‘good’ Catholic. I’m sure the Pope would appreciate the lesson. Drop him a mail.

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@snowymountainhell it was a typo excuse me -30 million.

That's what happens when it too sunny and at the mercy of spellcheck at work.

Mahalo

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That must have been a hoot. Hopefully he went to confession over the Afghanistan disaster.

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Organizing to fill the void left by Australian produce in the EU with US produce. Just as what happened in China. Australians aren't US lackeys but US suckers.

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Organizing to fill the void left by Australian produce in the EU with US produce. Just as what happened in China. Australians aren't US lackeys but US suckers.

I disagree

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U.S. President Joe Biden on Friday met with Pope Francis at the Vatican, from which he emerged with the message that he was a "good Catholic".

Don’t care much for organized religion, but as long as one can be a good human being it’s fine.

And President Biden is one for sure!!!

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Don’t care much for organized religion, but as long as one can be a good human being it’s fine.

And President Biden is one for sure!!!

Hmmm, not sure on that one, debatable, but the one thing one can say without question, organized religion is never going away and whether you support or hate it, it's here to stay, but millions of devout Catholics in the US are not at all pleased with this President and his political stance when it comes to children and abortion.

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