Obama to host Pope Francis at White House in September

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(RNS) President Obama met Pope Francis at the Vatican and Wednesday (Sept. 23) will welcome him to the White HouseOfficial White House Photo by Pete Souza.

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(RNS) President Obama met Pope Francis at the Vatican and Wednesday (Sept. 23) will welcome him to the White HouseOfficial White House Photo by Pete Souza.

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(RNS) Pope Francis will become the third pope to visit 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue when he meets with the president and first lady during his U.S. tour in September.

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  • Fran

    Religion getting involved with politics…again…not following the example of Jesus, his disciples, apostles and followers.

  • Greg

    Actually the pope is both the head of the Church, sitting in the chair of the Apostle Peter (Matthew 16:18), but also the head of State (Vatican). So when he meets with Barack, he does so as head of State. But it would do him well to let Mr. O know how far from God he has strayed.

  • Fran

    Jesus is the head of the Christian congregation and God is the head of Jesus, showing the proper submission (1 Corinthians 11:3).

  • Greg

    Hi Fran, Yes you are correct that Jesus is the head of the Body, which is the Church (Col 1:18). And we become members of that Body through Belief & Baptism (Mark 16:16, 1Cor. 12:12&27, Gal 3:27). But the Body, the Church, is built upon the foundation of the Apostles (Ephesians 2:20, Rev 21:14), of which Peter is the head (Matt 16:18), or the Leader (Luke 22:26), of whom, Jesus prayed that his Faith would not fail (Luke 12:31-32). And in Matthew 16:18 we see a continuance implied until Jesus would come again. And in the Early Church that Leader was always the Bishop of the Church in Rome. And actually in Luke 22:26, the Greek word for “leader” is the same word for “governor” (egoumenos).

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  • Vicar David Price

    Fran: Please read your Biblical Gospels carefully. Jesus spoke out against the civil Roman Government of the day as well as the Jewish authority which was very political.
    Christians are to be involved on the side of the poor, the immigrant and the outsider, as well as those in prison and all who the state marginalizes.

    People who go to church but support political organizations which oppress the poor, the immigrant, the refugee and the underclass are no friends of Jesus, no matter how loud they say Amen!

  • George

    Friends, to understand what is to occur in September 2015 do a search on YouTube.com. Search TETRAD BLOOD MOONS, God has always given signs to the Jews. You will understand what is going to happen in September 2015.
    This message is for all. You will witness a new world.

  • I have been reading alot and things have told and showed me a lot. The end of time says that the pope is the leader of the antichrist ring and the signs of the end of times are being shown and Obamas name is in the bible same as the Antichrist .why are the pope and Obama meeting so much our Lord Jesus Christ (ishuwa) spelling might be wrong .and GOD ALL MIGHTY (YAWAY) I can’t spell good but I have full devoted belief and faith . them two are going to show the world and God knows what’s and when and where he is the only one that knows God help us please

  • These two liars Lord we need you they are decievers and none believers tHey are trying you and trying to destroy your creation and your beautiful believers we love you lord in halls name I comment

  • Vincent

    yes true they murdered Jesus but thats what he came here for to pay our penalties the plan they had on killing Jesus backfired on them now He is more alive than ever! King of kings and Lord of lords!

  • Gloria

    It is better to trust in the Lord than to put confidence in man (Psalm118:8). Confidence placed in man is often betrayed, but the Lord never fails those who place their confidence in him.

  • Jan Kaikkonen

    Peter, standing with the eleven on the day of Pentecost. When the people asked what they must be do to be saved, Peter said, “Repent and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.” In other words, Jesus THROUGH the Holy Ghost had given commandments unto the apostles whom He had chosen which is the very reason we as believers in Jesus by faith must continue steadfast in the apostles doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread and in prayers … (Acts 2:14, 37-47)

  • Jan Kaikkonen

    Still, “neither is there salvation in any other, for there is none other name under heaven given among men whereby we must be saved.” (Acts 4:12) This is why we are water baptized in the name of Jesus Christ (Acts 2:37-42; Colossians 2:12; Romans 6:3-5; I Corinthians 6:11; Acts 8:16-17)

  • Tina

    Right. And note the pope is departing the USA on September 27th at 8 pm. Just before the super blood moon eclipse