Amid Scandal, François Hollande Meets Pope Francis

from The timing could not be more exquisite – a president from a (mostly) Catholic country embroiled in a sexual intrigue holds his first audience with the pontiff. Luckily for the French president, Francis is something of a reformist, and once questioned his right to judge homosexuals. He was probably more interested in asking the Socialist president about his support for more liberal laws on abortion and gay marriage.

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