Papal White House Visits Are Special—Except When They Get Awkward

Meetings between popes and presidents have ranged from memorable to prickly.

President George W. Bush stands alongside Pope Benedict XVI on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, D.C., April 16, 2008. Benedict XVI became just the second pope to visit the White House and the first to come in nearly three decades.
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