Income Inequality: Francis and Obama to Meet

Pope Francis

By Michael Messina

Pope Francis and President Obama will meet for the first time next week, on March 27, presumably on common ground. The Salt Lake Tribune recently published an article speculating that the two leaders will discuss topics they know they can collaborate on, rather than their differences.

The Tribune writes:

…Francis, the first pope from Latin America, has clearly signaled that he wants the Catholic Church’s public witness to focus less on culture-war issues and more on addressing income inequality and helping the poor and society’s outcasts — which dovetails with Obama’s priorities.

We at Labor 411, and much of the nation, find income inequality a topic of major importance and agree it needs addressing. Pope Francis is fast becoming the common man’s pope because of his focus on such topics.

What do you think the two leaders should discuss? Do you care what the pope thinks? Let us know in the comments!

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