Pope Francis Clarifies: Meeting With Sanders Wasn't A Bern-ediction
Pope Francis says that his meeting with Sen. Bernie Sanders is not a political statement but is simply him being polite.By Kaileen Gaul | April 16, 2016
The pope emphasized that his meeting with Bernie Sanders was not necessarily a sign he was feeling the Bern. Sanders and his wife met Pope Francis in the Vatican residence just before the pope left to meet Syrian refugees in Greece.
Sanders flew to the Vatican to address the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences, and while he was there, the Vermont senator had the opportunity to meet the pope.
Sanders told CBS that he and Pope Francis did not take photos so no one would interpret the meeting as political. Francis said meeting Sanders was simply "good manners" and that he had no intention of meddling in politics.