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Sat Apr 16, 2016, 03:32 AM

14. I am sure he does feel honored that the Pope he admires greatly took the time to talk to him

They share some disagreements, certainly regarding some of the Church's antiquated beliefs on many social issues, but are as one regarding the issues that they do have in common, issues regarding injecting much needed morality into the economic realities of our time, and the need to address the ecological emergencies we are now facing.

I am sure that the Pope meets a great many people that share his very altruistic views on the matter, besides, but including Sanders.

He could have simply gone about his busy schedule, but it says a lot to me that he recognizes Sanders as an ally in this endeavor worthy of taking the time to talk with him.

Anybody would feel honored by such a gesture, and many Americans are proud, or they should be, of our representative at this forum. Such is not an honor many enjoy.

For once, our country was seen in a positive light in the world, not the first time since Bush and others ruined our world reputation, certainly, but one of only a few examples of something that other countries can view as positive and that might prove very helpful regarding the difficult task our country faces due to bad past decisions to be seen again as a positive force globally as we once were.

My elderly 90 YO Uncle (who unlike me is a most devout Catholic) will be "tickled pink" as my grandmother used to say when he hears of this, and if the media blacks it out as is their wont upon many occasions regarding Sanders, I shall certainly tell him about it myself!

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