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December 15, 2013

OEDEL: The pope and the president

On Nov. 24, Pope Francis issued an “exhortation” to Catholics. Not Catholic but still curious about this fresh pope with a personal touch and an aversion to Vatican vanity, I read it. President Obama apparently did, too. Obama quoted the pope’s speech in his own Dec. 4 speech about raising the minimum wage.

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