President Obama visits Pope Francis at Vatican

President Barack Obama arrives by car at the

President Barack Obama arrives by car at the San Damaso courtyard for a meeting with Pope Francis on Thursday, March 27, 2014, at the Vatican. This is Obama's first audience with Pope Francis and the second time the president has been received at the Vatican, after an audience with Pope Benedict XVI on July 10, 2009. (Credit: Getty Images / Franco Origlia)

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President Barack Obama called himself a "great admirer" of Pope Francis as he met at the Vatican Thursday, March 27, 2014, with the Catholic Church's leader, whom he considers a kindred spirit on issues of economic inequality.

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