Podcast: What happens when a president meets the pope?
Pope Francis is scheduled to meet with U.S. President Joseph R. Biden, Korean President Moon Jae-in and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi this week while the leaders are in Rome for the Group of 20 (G20) summit. So, what happens when a pope meets a president?
On this episode of “Inside the Vatican,” veteran Vatican correspondent Gerard O’Connell and host Colleen Dulle explain the steps of an “official visit” between a head of state and the pope. Then, Colleen and Gerry dig into the specific issues that President Biden, President Moon and Prime Minister Modi are likely to bring up with Pope Francis.
At the end of the episode, Gerry and Colleen discuss why the pope is no longer attending the COP26 climate summit in Glasgow, and Colleen gives an update on Pope Francis’ recently announced trip to Canada.
Links from the show:
- Pope Francis meets President Biden tomorrow. Here’s what to expect.
- Joe Biden to meet Pope Francis at the Vatican on Oct. 29
- Joe Biden is taking a page from Ronald Reagan’s playbook in his meeting with Pope Francis
- Pope Francis agrees to Canada trip to help reconciliation efforts with Indigenous peoples