Pope Francis lectures Obama on religious liberty
Pope Francis lectures Obama on religious liberty - Washington Times
On religious liberty, Pope Francis' words — delivered in English — amounted to a mild lecture to the president and put in perspective how the pontiff and the president, despite their many areas of agreement, still seem worlds apart on major issues of church doctrine.
American Catholics are "concerned that efforts to build a just and wisely ordered society respect their deepest concerns and the right to religious liberty," Pope Francis told the president at the arrival ceremony in his honor at the White House.
"As my brothers, the United States bishops have reminded us, all are called to be vigilant, precisely as good citizens, to preserve and defend that freedom from everything that would threaten or compromise it," the pope told the president.