Pope Francis briefly met Democratic Presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders this morning at the Pope’s Santa Martha residence, the Vatican has confirmed.
The courtesy meeting took place at breakfast, around 6am, shortly before the Pope left for his one-day visit to the Greek island of Lesbos. Sanders was also staying at the residence after delivering a ten minute talk at a conference at the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences yesterday.
"Today certainly was the highlight of the trip," Sanders told NBC News. He said he told the Pope he was “incredibly appreciative of the incredible role that he is playing in this planet in discussing issues about the need for an economy based on...READ MORE