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Obama to Pope Francis...*facepalm*

A quick analysis on Obama's greeting to Pope Francis (from USAToday):

"On behalf of the American people, Michelle and I offer our warm wishes to His Holiness Pope Francis as he ascends to the Chair of Saint Peter and begins his papacy.

"As a champion of the poor and the most vulnerable among us, he carries forth the message of love and compassion that has inspired the world for more than two thousand years -- that in each other we see the face of God.

"As the first pope from the Americas, his selection also speaks to the strength and vitality of a region that is increasingly shaping our world, and alongside millions of Hispanic Americans, those of us in the United States share the joy of this historic day.

"Just as I appreciated our work with Pope Benedict XVI, I look forward to working with His Holiness to advance peace, security and dignity for our fellow human beings, regardless of their faith.

"We join with people around the world in offering our prayers for the Holy Father as he begins the sacred work of leading the Catholic Church in our modern world."
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...."Just as I appreciated our work with Pope Benedict XVI"....



Umm...a few problems with Obama's use of words here...How in the world do you work with any Pope when you spearhead the following moves:

2. Attempting to force Catholic employers to violate their consciences in order to provide birth control and abortifacients
3. Dividing the nation and refusing to even listen to our religious leaders for the sake of abortion, self-interests, and what you think is best for the country

It must take a lot of gall or delusion to come out with a statement like this Mr. President. For this, I award you with my last Catholic Facepalm featuring Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI...which reminds me, now I have to find an image of a Pope Francis Facepalm. If you can find me an image to use, I will certainly appreciate it.

Pax Vobiscum

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