Posted by: mollyrossiter | July 10, 2009

The Pope and the President get Personal

President Obama ended a 30-minute meeting with Pope Benedict today by giving him a letter from Sen. Ted Kennedy and asking the pontiff to pray for the senator, who has been diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor.

It was a personal ending to what was likely a tense discussion as the pope pressed Obama on stem cell research and abortion.

Obama called Kennedy from Air Force One before it lifted off to tell him he had delivered the letter, according to White House spokesman Robert Gibbs. He said no one knows what was in the letter except Sen. Kennedy.


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