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US election: Bernie Sanders invited to Vatican by Pope [W:124]

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Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders has accepted an invitation from the Pope to the Vatican.Mr Sanders, who is Jewish, accepted an invitation to Rome for a conference at the end of next week.
The Vatican visit is four days before the primary contest in New York, a competitive battle between him and front-runner Hillary Clinton.
Mr Sanders said he was not sure whether he would meet the Pope but he was a big fan of the pontiff.
The Vermont senator said they share the same views on inequality.


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Well that is pretty cool. One of the most progressive popes who espouses liberation theology invites one of the most progressive candidate the Democrats have put forward in decades.
 

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Methinks the Catholics would seriously like a pope do-over.
 

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Can Bernie afford to be off the trail for that long or is this a campaign move?

He probably thinks Obama won because he went to Europe. And it probably is worth a vote or two.
 

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Methinks the Catholics would seriously like a pope do-over.

I'm a Catholic and I'm glad the Pope has invited Sanders over.
Think the Pope might also extend an invitation to trump or cruz ?
 

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Can Bernie afford to be off the trail for that long or is this a campaign move?

Traveling to the Pope after a hoped-for New York win IS on the campaign trail.
The traveling USA media horde and the European press will make sure of that.

Very shrewd move by the Sanders camp, with Catholic-rich Pennsylvania coming up on April 26th.
Not to mention other northeastern Catholic-rich states like MD, DE, CT, and RI going off on the 26th.

Maybe Chameleon Chrissy Matthews, well-know Philadelphia Catholic, will tag along.

Think GOPundits would be whining about the Pope's meddling in our politics if he had invited Clinton ?
 

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He probably thinks Obama won because he went to Europe. And it probably is worth a vote or two.

Maybe he could stop and see Bibi afterwards, accompanied by Schumer of course.
Bibi likes meddling in our politics, as does the Pope .
 

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Think the Pope might also extend an invitation to trump or cruz ?
Probably not. They aren't in favor of child rape like the Pope.
 

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Well that is pretty cool. One of the most progressive popes who espouses liberation theology invites one of the most progressive candidate the Democrats have put forward in decades. [/FONT][/COLOR]
He'd be crazy not to meet with him in some manner!

One of Hillary Clinton's core groups is blue collar Catholics, and this would seem to strike at the heart!

Go Bernie! Go! :thumbs:
 

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He'd be crazy not to meet with him in some manner!

One of Hillary Clinton's core groups is blue collar Catholics, and this would seem to strike at the heart!

Go Bernie! Go! :thumbs:

It is rather late in the race to come forward with an invitation. Maybe early enough to save BS, but there's not much time left.
 

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You have a source for this?

Of course he doesn't---his boy trump is all mad at the Pope.
They just make it up on the fly as trump does .
 

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Traveling to the Pope after a hoped-for New York win IS on the campaign trail.
The traveling USA media horde and the European press will make sure of that.

Very shrewd move by the Sanders camp, with Catholic-rich Pennsylvania coming up on April 26th.
Not to mention other northeastern Catholic-rich states like MD, DE, CT, and RI going off on the 26th.

Maybe Chameleon Chrissy Matthews, well-know Philadelphia Catholic, will tag along.

Think GOPundits would be whining about the Pope's meddling in our politics if he had invited Clinton ?

I hope Bernie slaughters Clinton no matter what else happens.
 

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With my apologies to Chomsky and poweRob;
who are NOT neverClinton members of the comrade Bernie brigade of naderites;

I hope Bernie slaughters Clinton no matter what else happens.

Of course you do--since she will be far tougher to beat for you GOPols in the general than the "socialist".
Bernie is the kind of hope and change wet-dreamin GOPs slurp over.

Only now are we beginning to see and hear the high heat coming from GOP bean-ballers towards Burnie.
Welcome to Hillary's world bernie--feel you some GOP burn .
 

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To play Devil's Advocate a little: Bernie Sanders 2016: Sanders to headline Vatican conference ahead of New York primary

But the invitation was actually made by Marcelo Sánchez Sorondo, the chancellor of the pontifical academy, an autonomous institution that receives some funding from the Holy See but is not officially part of it.

Read more: Bernie Sanders 2016: Sanders to headline Vatican conference ahead of New York primary - POLITICO
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Of course he doesn't---his boy trump is all mad at the Pope.
They just make it up on the fly as trump does .
Lot's of people are mad at The Vatican protecting pedophiles. I have it on good authority that there was outrcy about child rape by catholic priests before Trump even announced he was running. Perhaps you should check the news?
 

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I'm a Catholic and I'm glad the Pope has invited Sanders over.
Think the Pope might also extend an invitation to trump or cruz ?

nah, he wouldn't invite them... and that's a good thing, i don't wanna hear lefties whine about separation of church and state anymore than they already do.
 

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wonder who the pope is endorsing for the presidential election


feel the bern
 

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Lot's of people are mad at The Vatican protecting pedophiles. I have it on good authority that there was outrcy about child rape by catholic priests before Trump even announced he was running. Perhaps you should check the news?

that's old news.... now that the pope is singing a tune they like, priests diddling little boys isn't so bad.

for some folks, politics trumps everything.
 

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I'm a Catholic and I'm glad the Pope has invited Sanders over.
Think the Pope might also extend an invitation to trump or cruz ?

Well Cruz is actually a Christian so why not ?

Wonder if Sanders is going to espouse the awesomeness of standing in a line for food while he's there ??
 

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Methinks the Catholics would seriously like a pope do-over.

Everyone in my family is RC and they all really like him. I'm a Buddhist but I like him as well.

Go Pope!
 
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