dimanche 17 avril 2016

Bernie Sanders rencontre le pape François


Invité par une organisation vaticane à s'exprimer sur des enjeux économiques et sociaux, Bernie Sanders espérait rencontrer le pape François pendant son séjour. Cette brève rencontre a eu lieu samedi matin avant le départ du pape pour la Grèce.

 "The pope, speaking to reporters on his plane later in the day, described the meeting. “This morning when I was leaving, Senator Sanders was there,” he said, adding, “He knew I was leaving at that time, and he had the courtesy to greet me.”

No photos of the encounter were permitted, but Mr. Sachs said the senator was delighted all the same. He was beaming as he left the guesthouse, and celebrated the informal audience with a victory lap of sorts in St. Peter’s Basilica along with Mr. Sachs and the bishop, passing Bernini’s Baldacchino, a monumental bronze canopy over the papal altar, and Michelangelo’s Pietà.

Aware that his every statement is parsed for deeper meaning, Francis said he was simply being polite, not political.

“I shook his hand and nothing more,” he said. “If someone thinks that greeting someone means getting involved in politics,” he added, laughing, “I recommend that he find a psychiatrist!”"

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/04/17/us/politics/bernie-sanders-pope-francis-vatican.html

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