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Vatican accuses Pompeo of trying to exploit the pope on Trump’s behalf

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    1. ROME—U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is not having a very good Roman holiday. His 30-plus car motorcade glided over the cobblestone streets of the uncharacteristically dreary, overcast Italian capital Wednesday morning for his second visit in a year. But rather than receiving a hero’s welcome, as he did last time—complete with a private audience with Pope Francis and a visit to his ancestral home outside of Rome, he was accused of trying to exploit the pope on President Trump’s behalf.

    The trilateral meeting between the U.S., Italy, and the Holy See should have been a pre-election opportunity to show that U.S. relations with Rome are stronger than ever. Instead, it was overshadowed by Italian headlines mocking Trump’s debate debacle in Ohio Tuesday night, topped off by an icy cold shoulder from Pope Francis, who refused to meet Pompeo this time around.....

    Source: https://www.thedailybeast.com/vatican-accuses-trump-administration-of-trying-to-exploit-pope-francis

    2. After criticising the pontiff on religious policies, Mike Pompeo, who has touted religion in his official capacity and said "it's possible" God sent Trump to save Israel from Iran, might as well aim for the title of Pope Pompeo once his master loses the re-election bid. :)

    https://religionnews.com/2019/10/16...ader-speech-goes-only-as-far-as-trump-allows/

    https://www.state.gov/being-a-christian-leader/

    https://www.usatoday.com/story/news...-mike-pompeo-speech-critics-decry/3980544002/
     
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