March 19th, 2013
09:08 AM ET
2 years ago

Video: Biden meets Pope Francis

(CNN) - Vice President Joe Biden, the leader of the U.S. delegation to Pope Francis' formal installation, met the new pontiff on Tuesday.


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  1. Al-NY,NY

    and the tightie righties' blather about "baby killers" and "immoral behavior" referring to Biden starts.....

    March 19, 2013 09:25 am at 9:25 am |
  2. Rudy NYC

    Biden's beaming beatifically.

    March 19, 2013 09:34 am at 9:34 am |
  3. bill pike

    biden-this pope has a heart for the poor. Tell him why you only gave $5,500 in total donations for the year while "preaching" how we have to take care of others. Romney gave millions--to help others-clue or what???

    March 19, 2013 09:56 am at 9:56 am |
  4. The Real Tom Paine

    -bill pike

    biden-this pope has a heart for the poor. Tell him why you only gave $5,500 in total donations for the year while "preaching" how we have to take care of others. Romney gave millions–to help others-clue or what???
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    Gave millions to the people who lost their jobs because Bain bought them out....how generous of him. Kind of like getting a few coins tossed to you as the limo drives by. The bulk of that money went to Romney's church, by the way...a church Francis views as heretical.

    March 19, 2013 10:33 am at 10:33 am |
  5. Meeeeee

    @bill pike. You give what you have Biden's worth is less then a million dollars while Romney is worth 250 million or more. it is not how much you give that matters it is the heart. he could also be helping the poor in so many other ways that are not in monetary terms. God knows there heart let him be the judge.

    March 19, 2013 10:38 am at 10:38 am |
  6. rs

    bill pike

    biden-this pope has a heart for the poor. Tell him why you only gave $5,500 in total donations for the year while "preaching" how we have to take care of others. Romney gave millions–to help others-clue or what???
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    Romney's daily income is something on the order of $50,000-60,000. You figure it out. One only needs so many homes and car elevators.

    March 19, 2013 10:51 am at 10:51 am |
  7. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    Biden's beaming beatifically.
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    Indeed. I guess at one time in my life I would've also. But not now. The Catholic church, as the saying goes, has a lot of explaining to do. They always have though, haven't they? Yes, we've done a lot of good around the world, but...
    In regards to Papa Francisco I am left feeling...nothing.
    My church has some serious issues to address. They need to endeavor to make everyone feel welcome, not preach against them from the puplit. They should endeavor to stay out of politics.
    This Pope is from Argentina. I should be happy about the fact that we finally have our first Hispanic Pope, and yet, I can't help but think that it is going to be more of the same, and that the real issues that plague our church will be swept under the new South American rug.

    March 19, 2013 11:18 am at 11:18 am |
  8. rs

    Bill raises a very Republican sort of point. They often proudly tout the money they give to this or that cause as "proof" of their religious/and or good "conservative spirit"/ character while utterly ignoring what they do in their day jobs-
    Romney- the whole hate the 47% thing. He proved that he HATED the poor. He would gleefully slather the rich with more money- for the poor-nada.
    The GOP- anti-worker, pro-violence, anti-women, anti- poor, anti-elderly. Even the "pro-life" thing doesn't work- the GOP seems to love only zygotes (even rapists' zygotes), real-live people- not so much. For them, no empathy whatsoever. They declare the poor failures and therefore worthy of their abuse.The war thing is difficult to square as well.

    Look at what the Democrats and Biden support- the Violence against Women act, the raising of the minimum wage, workers' rights, voters' rights, civil rights. These are the act of people who understand the Gospels. These are things to raise the self, and the value of being human.

    Meanwhile Meeee gets it most right. Bill (and the GOP) it doesn't matter what you (or I think)- it really is God's decision-and judgement.

    March 19, 2013 11:18 am at 11:18 am |
  9. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    ...They have to stop shifting priests around and covering for them when they should be in counselling, jail, or defrocked.

    March 19, 2013 11:26 am at 11:26 am |
  10. Rudy NYC

    Dominican mama 4 Obama wrote:

    "Biden's beaming beatifically."

    Indeed. I guess at one time in my life I would've also. ... ...
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    I have make that both this old brain and this old body get exercise.

    March 19, 2013 11:29 am at 11:29 am |