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Obama Praises Pope Francis on Gays, Recognizes His 'Sense Of Love And Unity': VIDEO


President Obama sat down for a CNBC interview and shared his reaction to Pope Francis's recent statements regarding the Catholic Church's obsessive focus on gay marriage and women's rights. He seemed to have nothing but admiration for the guy.

USA Today reports:

"I have been hugely impressed with the pope's pronouncements," Obama said, describing Francis as "somebody who lives out the teachings of Christ. Incredible humility -- incredible sense of empathy to the least of these, to the poor."


"And that spirit, that sense of love and unity, seems to manifest itself in not just what he says, but also what he does. And, you know, for any religious leader, that's something -- that's a quality I admire.

"And --I would argue for any leader period -- that's a quality that I admire."

Some current American leaders (e.g. certain members of Congress) could certainly learn a thing or two about love and unity. Obama, for his part, really seemed to avoid the meat of the Pope's statements. Was he too afraid to interpret them further, or simply being respectful? 

Watch the interview clip, AFTER THE JUMP...


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  1. He's latching on to any legacy he can. What a wuss. We need a leader,

    Posted by: BP | Oct 3, 2013 8:19:43 PM

  2. He's passive aggressive and a coward. The Pope's fine.

    Posted by: John | Oct 3, 2013 8:21:51 PM

  3. Obama. Pope. Church. Whoever it is it's all about self-interest, power, and good PR. Obama has been a disaster for US human rights. Hell, Jimmy Carter came out last year, before the NSA revelations, and said that the US was in violation of 10 paragraphs of the 30 paragraph United Nations Declaration on Human Rights. If this Pope was really interested in humanity he would reverse the shifting of funds so that survivors of molestation at the hands of priests could get some monetary compensation.

    Posted by: Eric | Oct 3, 2013 11:04:16 PM

  4. Let's not forget all Obama has done for our cause. A lot. Waaaaaaaaaaaaaay more than anyone else in his seat EVER has. He has been amazing and needs to be lauded and APPRECIATED.

    Posted by: David C. | Oct 4, 2013 10:07:52 AM

  5. OK. Now he can ask the Pope why he excommunicates people for supporting ordination of women, but not for being Adolf Hitler. (Literally, definition 1).

    Posted by: Randy | Oct 4, 2013 5:44:01 PM

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