Papa Francis greets-folla waqt udjenza ġenerali fi Pjazza San Pietru fuq Jannar 29, 2014 fil-Vatikan
Istati Uniti President Barack Obama esprima ammirazzjoni qawwi ta 'Papa Francis għall-promozzjoni “sens veru ta 'aħwa u sisterhood u kkunsidrat għal dawk li huma inqas ixxurtjati,” fl-intervista imxandra il-ġimgħa.
“I ġew verament impressjonat s'issa bil-mod kif hu kkomunikata dak li naħseb hija l-essenza tal-fidi nisranija,” Obama told CNN tal-Papa li jkun refashioned l-immaġni ta 'l- Knisja Kattolika peress installazzjoni tiegħu aħħar sena.
Il-President Amerikan, li se jżuru l-Vatikan Marzu, qal li ma jemminx Francis kienx qed jaġixxi minn xewqa li jiksbu approvazzjoni mifruxa.
Pjuttost, “I think he is very much reflecting on his faith and what he needs to do to make sure that folks — not just of the Catholic faith but people all around the world — are living out a message that he thinks is consistent with the lessons of Jesus Christ,” Obama said.
“That’s a meeting I’m looking forward to,” he added of the planned March 27 sit-down.
Obama has made rising inequality and the struggles of America’s middle classes the signature domestic issue of his second term.
In a speech in December, Obama praised an argument advanced by Pope Francis, the first non-European pontiff in nearly 1,300 snin, on rising inequality in societies split between the very poor and the super rich.
“How could it be, he wrote, that it’s not a news item when an elderly homeless person dies of exposure, but it is news when the stock market loses two points?”
Pope Francis argued in the exhortation, that such conflicted values marked a “case of exclusion” in an unequal society.
And in October, the president told CNBC that he was “hugely impressed” with the pope’s humility and empathy to the poor.
Obama was last in Vatican City in 2009, when he met Pope Benedict.