We know that the Pope canceled the live broadcast with Biden. I guess he was afraid to take that risk. After all, Biden is the person who embarrasses himself and America on every public occasion.
See this video below:
“You’re the famous African-American baseball player in America.”
Biden wanted this to sound like a joke, but the majority of the people didn’t get it as one. After a 75-minute meeting, this shouldn’t be the person Biden should be. The remark happened after these two exchanged gifts.
Biden talked to the Pope about Satchel Paige, the trailblazing Black basketball pitcher.
“How old would you be if you didn’t know how old you were? You’re 65. I’m 60,” Biden said.
Biden gifted the Pope with a presidential challenge coin, calling him the ‘most significant warrior for peace I’ve ever met,’
“I know my son would want me to give this to you,” Biden said, referring to his late son Beau Biden.
Abortion wasn’t discussed in the meeting. The meeting resulted from the US Catholic bishops discussing if Biden should be denied commination over his views on abortion.
“No, it didn’t,” he said when asked if abortion came up. “We just talked about the fact that he was happy that I was a good Catholic and … keep receiving communion.”
Biden stated that the Pope blessed his rosary and didn’t take communion with the Pope.
The Washington Post reported:
The Vatican on Thursday abruptly canceled the planned live broadcast of U.S. President Joe Biden meeting Pope Francis, the latest restriction to media coverage of the Holy See.
The Vatican press office provided no explanation for why the live broadcast of Biden’s visit had been trimmed to cover just the arrival of the president’s motorcade in the courtyard of the Apostolic Palace, where a Vatican monsignor will greet him.
Cancelled was any live coverage of Biden actually greeting Francis in the palace Throne Room, as well as the live footage of the two men sitting down to begin their private talks in Francis’ library, at which time the cameras normally would have stopped running.
The Vatican said it would provide edited footage of the encounter after the fact to accredited media.