VATICAN CITY (CNA/EWTN News) — U.S. Vice President Joseph Biden met with Pope Benedict XVI in an unannounced visit to the Vatican June 3. Both sides have been tight-lipped as to what was discussed.
“I have no comment. It was a totally private meeting, and there will no communiqué,” Vatican spokesman Jesuit Father Federico Lombardi told CNA on June 3.
In fact, the meeting wasn’t even listed on the Pope’s daily public schedule. One of the few give-aways was the heavy security surrounding the Port Sant’ Anna entrance to the Vatican all morning.
Journalists covering the Pope’s meeting with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas June 3 also spotted Biden’s car at the Vatican.
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